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Is it legal for an American to buy pharmaceuticals from the Canadian Health and Care Mall?

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As of 2015, it is not technically legal for people in the United States to import prescription drugs, states WebMD. However, as long as the drugs are non-narcotic and limited to a three-month supply for personal use, the FDA and customs agents typically do not interfere.

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Is it legal for an American to buy pharmaceuticals from the Canadian Health and Care Mall?
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The bigger problem is likely to be avoiding scams and assuring quality pharmaceuticals when purchasing online, notes the Ask Well blog in The New York Times. Roughly one-third of Internet pharmacies defraud customers in some fashion.

Canadian Health&Care Mall does not turn up as a reputable online pharmacy when checked against the database held by the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, or CIPA. Other sites for checking the reliability of online pharmacies include the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites, or VIPPS, program at the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy website and PharmacyChecker.com.

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