€ Always consult your local pharmacist and doctor about buying medications online.

€ Always check out online sites (based in the U.S.) independently through the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy at www.vipps.info.

€ Never buy medications from a Web site based outside the U.S.

€ Never buy medications from someone who does not request a prescription.

€ Never rely on an online questionnaire or phone “consultation” with a Wed site employee as a means to obtain a prescription.

For more information about buying medications online, including product recalls and other updates, contact the Texas State Board of Pharmacy at 512-305-8000 or visit their Web site at www.texaspharmacyboard.org.

To file a complaint about an online pharmacy, contact the office of the Attorney General at 800-252-8011 or www.oag.state.tx.us.

This information was furnished by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.