Are Online Pharmacy Prescriptions Safe? | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
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Pharmacist, Toxicology Expert says to be Aware of the Dangers 

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Almost one-half of the U.S. population takes a prescription medication, and in 2018 there were 5.8 billion prescriptions filled nationwide. Although the most recent estimates place the number of Americans who have purchased prescription drugs online or from social media sites at about 4%, that number is expected to increase significantly from 2020 through 2026, eventually producing approximately $146 billion in revenues for online pharmacies. 

But are medications obtained online a safe, less expensive alternative to those purchased from the neighborhood pharmacy? According to pharmacist and toxicology expert Charles Seifert, Pharm.D., from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, the short answer is maybe, maybe not. 



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