For women seeking support and solutions when dealing with infertility, the Internet can be a great resource. It can also bring patients into contact with illegal online “pharmacies” selling treatments that are counterfeit, dangerous or both. In an article written for Resolve.org, Libby Baney, senior director at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting and the executive director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), discussed her own struggle with infertility and provided advice and resources that will help patients harness the convenience of the Internet to obtain prescription drugs safely.
“[S]o-called online ‘pharmacies’ prey on vulnerable patients who are desperate enough to try anything for a cure,” Baney said. “They offer deep discounts, free shipping, and sales without a prescription promising a remedy, or in my case, a chance for a family. Sound too good to be true? It is.”