Both branded and generic products are subject to counterfeiting
Ally new exactly what treatment she needed, and had a prescription from her doctor, so she bought her medicines online. But for some reason, the medicine didn’t seem to be working. In fact, it was making her feel worse.
Watch a Crimestoppers interview with Ally on why buying your medicines from a licensed and certified pharmacy is so important, online or in person.
Trust your instincts! If you use your medicines regularly, always pay attention to taste and smell and note abnormalities. For more recommendations on how to avoid buying fake medicines online, see our Fight the Fakes infographic and the 12 Golden Rules of the International Institute of Research Against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM).