U.S. Federal Trade Commission: Buying Health Products and Services Online

Federal Trade Commission

Whether for researching medical information or purchasing medication or other health products, the internet can be a fast and convenient way to manage your health and the health of your family members. Yet, the vast number of websites available can make it overwhelming to find what you need safely and securely. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is responsible for consumer safety and protection and offers a list of tips for being a smart and safe online shopper. These tips include only using legitimate online pharmacies, consulting with a doctor or health care professional, and reporting any cases of online fraud. 

Read the guidance from the FTC.

To verify an online pharmacy visit our companion website VerifyBeforeYouBuy.org.