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May 4, 2013 7:15 AM

Risks arise in purchasing prescriptions online

There are myriad reasons why American consumers are attracted to online pharmacies. Some seek lower prescription prices. Others seek the privacy of not having to deal with a pharmacist face-to-face. Some may want to avoid the cost of visiting a doctor in order to acquire a prescription. Then there are those who may be trying to acquire prescription drugs for recreational use or who have even become addicted to certain drugs.

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