Adverse Consequences of Internet Purchase of Pharmacologic Agents or Dietary Supplements

@inproceedings{Kwan2009AdverseCO,
  title={Adverse Consequences of Internet Purchase of Pharmacologic Agents or Dietary Supplements},
  author={Della Kwan and Joseph Beyene and Prakesh S. Shah},
  year={2009}
}
Background: The Internet is commonly used to advertise and sell medications and dietary supplements directly to consumers. Prescriptions are often not needed, and consumers may engage in unmonitored and risky health practices. No systematic attempt has been made to evaluate reported cases of adverse events following such purchases. Objective: To systematically identify and examine reported cases of adverse events associated with the purchase of medications and dietary supplements from the… 
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