Many online “pharmacies” sell prescription drugs to those who don’t have prescriptions. These are illegal operations.
While they may sell Roxicodone at cheap prices, you may receive fake pills or Roxicodone that has been cut with cheaper substances like fentanyl. If you take pills that have been cut with more potent, dangerous substances, you risk overdose and even death.
Roxicodone is a brand name for a medication that contains the powerful opioid oxycodone.
Medications that contain oxycodone are all classified in the Schedule II category of controlled substances by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). This means that these medications can only be legally obtained if you have a written prescription from a physician for them.
Schedule II opioid drugs are powerfully addictive substances that do have important medical uses, but they are also significant drugs of abuse.
In February 2018, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) reported that the online sale of counterfeit medications and the illicit sale of controlled substances were exacerbating issues with opioid abuse in the United States. NABP evaluated 100 websites that sell medications to patients in the United States and determined the following:
According to NABP, many online pharmacies do not market controlled substances like oxycodone properly. Many of these pharmacies are getting their medications from illicit sources where there are few if any, standards and quality control measures.
Many prescription drugs purchased from online sources contain other ingredients that can be potentially harmful, including rat poison, dangerous controlled substances, and toxic chemicals used to bind the pills.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that the majority of opioid overdoses occur from heroin, although there has been a rise in the rate of prescription opioid overdose. Many of the cases of prescription opioid overdoses involve substances that have been tampered with, which are contaminated with other drugs.
NABP repors that the proliferation of illicit online pharmacies that market controlled substances like oxycodone contributes to the opioid epidemic in the United States.
When investigating online pharmacies, avoid sources that:
Only buy Roxicodone from licensed pharmacies that are based in the U.S. These pharmacies will all require a valid prescription from a doctor.
Most people do not have the means to test the purity of prescription medications they purchase. These types of tests typically require specialized equipment. There are numerous tests that need to be performed to determine the quality and amount of the active ingredient in a prescription pill or if there are any potentially harmful adulterants in the pill.
Instead, it is much safer to purchase these medications from a pharmacy that is registered in the United States.
Buying controlled substances from overseas pharmacies can get you into serious trouble.
According to the DEA, anyone who is not registered with them to ship, acquire, and market controlled substances can be prosecuted.
The charge is typically a felony with a potential for 10 years in prison and/or a fine of $250,000.
People buying controlled substances online from overseas companies that are not registered with the DEA are subject to prosecution by federal authorities. States may also prosecute such offenders in some cases.
NABP offers a resource to check registered pharmacies within each state in the U.S. You can check the qualifications of any site selling controlled substances or other prescription medications through this resource.
Only purchase Roxicodone and all prescription medications from registered pharmacies within the country to avoid many of the problems associated with buying drugs and/or controlled substances online. The risks of purchasing Roxicodone from illegitimate sources are just too dangerous, no matter how cheap the price.
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