Castellani: Think again before ordering possibly unsafe meds online

Ordering drugs online from foreign sources carries significant safety risks because the FDA has little or no control over them, PhRMA President and CEO John J. Castellani writes. The medicines may in fact not be sourced from the country advertised, and counterfeit drugs are becoming more common in other countries, he writes. Better options exist for patients who can't afford their treatments, such as enrollment in the Medicare Part D, state prescription assistance programs, or other private or public coverage, he writes.

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