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Health Officials Raise Awareness on Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals

BANGOR - They're cheap, readily available and deadly. Counterfeit pharmaceuticals are being sold on the Internet, and today, members of the health community held a forum to discuss ways to stop this black market industry.


Typically, when a customer needs to purchase a certain medication, they now look to the Internet. 

Officials say that's where the danger starts.  Website's like Amazon and E-Bay may sell certain medications, but you'll never know if it's real or fake.

Many of these drugs claim to be made in Canada or the UK but rather come from the Caribbean.  So another way to ensure your drugs are safe is to follow the money transaction.

You should also always speak with your doctor and pharmacist before you purchase any medications.


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