Online Pharmacies: Buyer Beware

A little sleuthing before you buy can save you more than a discounted drug.

With the price of prescription drugs climbing more than 16 percent a year, its little wonder consumers are looking for new ways to save money on medications, including hunting for better deals on the Internet. But in the world of online pharmacies, where regulations are hard to enforce, telling the difference between a legitimate online company that sells brand-name medications, and a questionable outfit that might be selling contaminated, counterfeit or outdated drugs, is not…
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