River Ridge Veterinary Hospital

6790 River Center Drive
Clemmons, NC 27012

(336)712-3413

riverridgevet.com

FDA Warning on Online Pharmacies

FDA has found companies that sell unapproved pet drugs and counterfeit pet products, make fraudulent claims, dispense prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, and sell expired drugs.

Pet owners who purchase drugs from these companies may think they are saving money, but in reality, they may be short-changing their pet's health and putting its life at risk.

FDA WARNING - Purchasing Pet Drugs Online: Buyer Beware

FDA - AWARE

 


From 1-800-PedMeds Express 2014 Annual Report (printed page 6 or PDF page 10)

"We [PetMeds Express] currently purchase a portion of our prescription and non-prescription medications from third party distributors and we are not an authorized distributor of these products."

"In order to assure a supply of these products, we purchase medications from various secondary sources...we will continue to rely upon secondary sources."

2014 PetMeds Express Annual Report 

What is Diversion and Gray Market?


 

 

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Manufacturer warranty not only covers the cost of the medication, it also generally covers treatment costs should your pet become sick as result of medicine failure.  Medical treatments for a heartworm infection can sometimes cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.