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NABP has a list of the 34 REPUTABLE Internet Pharmacies with their VIPPS (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites) program! Know before you Buy!!!

Buying Medicine Online Internet Pharmacies and You These days, buying prescription drugs from the Internet is easy, but finding a safe source for those medicines is not. More and more people are turning to the Internet for cheaper drugs that are easy to get, but medicines purchased from these websites often come with the risk of harming you or your family. Rogue websites are all over the Internet selling drugs that are not what they appear to be. These sites may be selling drugs that are counterfeit
  • Recommended Internet Pharmacies: NABP recommends that patients use sites accredited through the VIPPS (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites) or Vet-VIPPS (Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites) program. These sites have undergone and successfully completed the thorough NABP accreditation process, which includes a thorough review of all policies and procedures as well as an on-site inspection of all facilities used by the site to receive, review, and dispense medicine.
  • Not Recommended Sites: These Internet drug outlets appear to be out of compliance with state and federal laws or NABP patient safety and pharmacy practice standards.
Buyer Beware! That Website Might Not Be What It Seems Many websites selling prescription drugs are unlicensed, operating illegally, or operating from foreign countries where medicines shipped to the United States are unregulated. Thus, there is no way of knowing whether the medicine you receive is contaminated, sub-potent, super-potent, expired, or counterfeitpharmacy laws and practice standards. The 10,392 Internet drug outlets currently listed as Not Recommended on the NABP website are characterized as follows:
  • 23% have a physical address located outside of the US (though most rogue sites do not post any address)
  • 88% do not require a valid prescription
  • 60% issue prescriptions per online consultation or questionnaire only
  • 49% offer foreign or non-Food and Drug Administration (FDA-) approved drugs
  • 16%  do not have secure sites
  • 41% have server locations in foreign countries
  • 12% dispense controlled substances
Only 3% of the sites NABP reviewed are potentially legitimate in that they appear to meet pharmacy laws and practice standards, based on information obtained by looking at the website. NABP highly recommends that you use only those Internet pharmacies that are VIPPS or Vet-VIPPS accredited. Currently, 57 sites, representing more than 12,000 online pharmacies, have received accreditation.
 Additional Resources for Internet Pharmacies NABP recognizes that some non-accredited Internet pharmacies may be operating legitimately. Of those entities that approve non-accredited Internet pharmacies, is the only one that adheres to NABP-recognized standards.
NABP does not collect data on the prices of prescription medications. Information and price comparisons on medications available at legitimately operating Internet pharmacies are available at, which lists only those Internet pharmacies that adhere to NABP-recognized standards.
If you have concerns or questions about a website selling prescription drugs, contact NABP at or via the online Report a Site page. Or contact your local state board of pharmacy and the state board of pharmacy where the Internet drug outlet is located.


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