We take medicine to make ourselves feel better. But sometimes it can be dangerous if we take the wrong medicine without a doctor’s consultation. Many of us have a habit to preserve the medicine cabinet full of common medications. We usually use these over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to protect our health. But The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just released a new warning about using these types of medicines. They said that any common medicine should be thrown out immediately based on where those you got it from.
The FDA and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have recently issued a joint warning letter. In that letter, they mentioned two online pharmacies are illegally selling amphetamine drugs that are marketed as Adderall. The authorities have mentioned the online platform’s name. One is Kubapharm.com and the other one is named Premiumlightssupplier.com.
FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf said in a statement, “This action underscores the FDA’s commitment to using all available regulatory and compliance tools to stop online businesses illegally selling potentially harmful drug products to consumers.”
This illegal sale of medicines can put consumers at risk. So FDA representative said, “The illegal sale of prescription drug stimulants online puts Americans at risk and contributes to potential abuse, misuse, and overdose,” Califf also added, “These particular types of online pharmacies also undermine our efforts to help consumers safely purchase legitimate prescription medicines over the internet. FDA will continue partnering with DEA in an effort to safeguard public health and protect consumers who need access to these important medicines.”