Amazon Says No to Drugs, But Rxs Continue to Pop Up on Site
the MPR take:
While Amazon may have policies in place banning the sale of prescription drugs on its site, illegal drugs continue to be available for consumer purchase with potentially serious consequences. Some of the prescription drugs consumers have been able to purchase include asthma inhalers, antibiotics, and muscle relaxants. The FDA is trying to address the problem of illegal drug sales on the internet through increased surveillance and consumer education programs, however because Amazon has numerous vendors, illegal products from third party sellers may occasionally slip through the cracks.
You can find almost anything on Amazon, including powerful and potentially dangerous prescription drugs. A quick search by ABC News found prescription antibiotics and an asthma inhaler for sale on the mega-site, both of which carry potentially serious side effects and should only be used under ...
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