The number of websites selling prescriptions drugs without proper authorization is increasing. Because these sales are not regulated in many countries or because many websites do not comply with regulations when they exist, the safety and authenticity of their medicines offered for sale on these websites cannot be guaranteed. Servier, out of concern for the health and well-being of its patients, opposes the unauthorized or illegal sale and importation of drugs via the Internet. Patients should purchase medicines only from properly licensed pharmacies.
In more than 50% of cases, medicines purchased over the Internet from illegal sites that conceal their physical address have been found to be counterfeit, according to the World Health Organization. http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/88/4/10-020410/en/
Please check the legal and regulatory requirements in your country for online sales of medicines.
We invite you to visit the website of the regulatory agency of your country. We provide below links to some regulatory agencies :
- ANSM: http://ansm.sante.fr/S-informer/Points-d-information-Points-d-information/Vente-de-medicaments-sur-Internet-Point-d-information
- MHRA: http://www.mhra.gov.uk/Safetyinformation/Generalsafetyinformationandadvice/Adviceandinformationforconsumers/BuyingmedicinesovertheInternet/index.htm
- Santé Canada/ Health Canada: http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/internet-eng.php
- FDA: http://www.fda.gov/drugs/resourcesforyou/consumers/buyingusingmedicinesafely/buyingmedicinesovertheinternet/default.htm