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.