Purchase of medicines via the Internet
Purchase of medicines via the Internet has a high chance of exposing patients/consumers to counterfeit and substandard medicines. The patient/consumer has no way of knowing if the product is manufactured by an authorized manufacturer; if manufacturer complies with GMP requirements or the products is approved by the NMRA of the country claimed to be country of manufacture. There is no way of knowing if the seller/supplier is genuine. Further more the quality and composition of medicine obtained from the Internet cannot be guaranteed as there may not be checks and controls on the quality and effectiveness of medicines supplied; and there may be no legal recourse in the event of problem.