Dangerous Online Drug Pharmacies and Counterfeit Medication

Dangerous Online Drug Pharmacies and Counterfeit Medication

There's not much you can't buy or learn on the internet today if you own a computer or have access to one. Illegal substances can be purchased through the internet and unfortunately that's how a lot of people are obtaining some of the drugs they abuse and sell today. Not only can you buy illicit drugs online but you can also purchase controlled narcotic painkillers and other prescribed drugs as well without a prescription, which hopefully most people realize, is illegal.

There's an enormous amount of drug related content on the internet showing people how to abuse substances, how to buy illegal drugs, how to sell illegal drugs, how to disguise drugs and even how to produce and manufacture them. There are many different websites and forums throughout the internet that show step by step instructions for 'illicit drug recipes' so that a person can manufacture their own supply if they want to. Unfortunately there's an enormous amount of online viewers interested and fascinated by these illegal drug related websites also, and many of them are young adolescents and teens.

Drug Paraphernalia - There's also very little illicit drug related paraphernalia you can't buy on the internet today either. Drug paraphernalia related to abusing drugs, producing drugs, and even hiding drugs are available throughout the internet. You can even learn how to disguise drugs on the internet by hiding them in containers sold online that appear to be normal every day products. A lot of young people are using drug paraphernalia like this today and parents, caregivers, teachers and other people are completely unaware they contain illegal drugs or prescription medications.

Young people are extremely vulnerable and impressionable especially when they're teenagers and young adults. People who market their illegal drugs on the internet know how to glamorize drug use and make it seem pleasurable instead of dangerous and deadly. The only thing they don't show their internet viewers and clientele are the dangers associated with drug use or what it's like to die due to an accidental drug overdose.

A lot of parents don't even realize this kind of information exists on the internet and unfortunately many adolescents, teens and young adults are participating in drug related behaviors their learning online. People who are manufacturing and selling illegal substances or prescription medications know that they can use the internet to reach a vast amount of teenagers and young adults to market their illicit drugs, so that's what they do.

Illicit pharmacies and drug traffickers will take every avenue they can to market and sell their illegal drugs. They don't care about their consumers welfare, their just interested in the cash. They're even using social media sites in an attempt to market their drugs so they can sell them to young people. Social media sites are extremely popular among people today and unfortunately sometimes people use them for illegal purposes. There's such a huge amount of viewers browsing the internet for illicit drug related websites today that illegal pharmacies and drug dealer's online marketing efforts are unfortunately paying off.

Most people just tend to believe what they hear online through illicit drug related websites when it comes to using drugs and manufacturing them. This is extremely risky because if a person is misinformed, they can die. Mixing chemicals together is very dangerous and if a person receives the wrong information regarding the production of drugs or how to combine substances together to create a more intense 'rush', they can be seriously hurt and even lose their life.

The Dangers of Purchasing Drugs Online

Purchasing drugs over the internet is extremely unsafe also, even if they're legitimate medications. Today there are a lot of people browsing the internet looking for websites that sell prescription drugs without the need of a prescription. Most people assume that even though their purchasing prescription medications online illegally without a prescription, the drugs their receiving are authentic. The same is true for over the counter medications purchased online.

Beware of Counterfeit Online Medications

Fake medications have been found circulating the internet in past years and still today, many counterfeit drugs are easily obtained online. Everyone including healthcare professionals need to be aware of how prevalent fake medications are to obtain online and how dangerous they can be to the consumer. Many times these fake prescription drugs and other medications are produced in places that are extremely unsanitary and the medications contain contaminated ingredients. Counterfeit medications have also been found to contain dangerous ingredients that can cause serious illness or even death.

  1. Fake cancer medicine 2012
  2. Fake Adderall 2012
  3. Fake Vicodin ES 2012
  4. Fake Avastin 400mg/16mL 2012
  5. Counterfeit Viagra 2011
  6. Fake Phentermine (appetite suppressant) 2011
  7. Fake Tamiflu 2010
  8. Fake Alli 60 mg capsules (120 count refill kit) (over the counter weight loss) 2010

Keep yourself and your family safe when it comes to purchasing medications online. You can find helpful information regarding trustworthy and unsafe websites from the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) website. We can never be too careful when it comes to our precious pets either.

References Used
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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