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Advancements in Case Studies

Vigilance for Sale of Drugs through Online Pharmacies

Submission: March 22, 2018; Published: May 18, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/AICS.2018.01.000511

ISSN 2639-0531
Volume1 Issue3


The sale of drugs through online pharmacy has emerged all over the globe. These online pharmacies aid in doorstep delivery of medicines hence proving to be convenient for the patient. But the ‘Online Pharmacy’ concept has drawn a lot of skepticism owing to many online-fraud cases and counterfeiting of drugs. To prevent these mishaps there are no stringent guidelines put forth as those of the sale of drugs in shops. This short communication focuses of the pros and cons of ordering drugs from online pharmacies. Highlights of the Indian scenario of sale of drugs through online pharmacies are discussed. Also, it gives recommendations to tackle illegal sale of drugs with reference to USFDA guidelines for the same and a list of organisations aiding the legitimate sale of drugs through online pharmacies.

Keywords: Online pharmacy; Drug abuse; Counterfeiting; Prescription drugs; Internet; Regulations

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