Online pharmacies offer convenience, privacy, easy comparison shopping and bargains. But their risk is that you may not know who you are dealing with-and prescription drugs are too dangerous to buy from a dubious seller.

Safety: Before buying drugs online, visit the 'Web site of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) at,to determine whether the prospective seller is a licensed pharmacy in good standing. These are named in the NABP's listing of Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS)

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