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Medsafe Warns Consumers Against Purchasing Online Meds

by Kathy Jones on  June 28, 2013 at 8:29 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
New Zealand's medical regulatory body Medsafe has warned the public not to purchase medications online after it joined hands with Customs in conducting a crackdown on substandard, illegal or counterfeit medicines.
 Medsafe Warns Consumers Against Purchasing Online Meds
Medsafe Warns Consumers Against Purchasing Online Meds
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More than 300 packages of medicines were seized in the joint crackdown, conducted in conjunction with the Interpol, with majority of the medicines either weight loss, insomnia or diabetes drugs.

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Majority of the medicines came from India, United States and China.

"We're more concerned about other types of products coming in, and especially prescription medicines that people are receiving without a doctor's prescription. People who have medical conditions should really go and see their doctor, and have a proper diagnosis made, discuss what medicines might be useful for them, get a prescription and go to their local pharmacy", Medsafe Manager of Compliance Management Derek Fitzgerald said.

Source: Medindia
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