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FDA Starts Campaign Warning About Online Pharmacies

Thinks Americans are too dumb to realize the risks

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The US Food and Drug Administration launched a national campaign Friday alerting consumers to the risks of phony web pharmacies.

The warning comes as nearly one in four people who shop online say they have bought prescription drugs on the Internet, according to the FDA.

"Buying medicines from rogue online pharmacies can be risky because they may sell fake, expired, contaminated, not approved by FDA, or otherwise unsafe products that are dangerous to patients," FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said in a statement.