Are the Low Cost Drugs Advertised Online or in Emails a Scam?
Q: I keep getting emails advertising Viagra and other ED drugs at prices far lower than those charged at the local pharmacy, even the pharmacies of the big box stores. I figured if cheaper Viagra were that readily available, nobody would be buying it at significantly higher prices. Am I right in assuming that many of the low-cost drugs advertised online or in emails a scam?
A: You’d be wise not to waste your money on these super-cheap drugs advertised on the internet and through direct email marketing. You are right in assuming that such drugs are worthless, but that might not be the biggest danger they pose.
Such drugs are counterfeits that are produced under unsanitary conditions using whatever ingredients the counterfeiters can easily lay their hands on. There have been many seizures of counterfeit ED drugs that were found to contain toxic materials, such as drywall material and printing inks.
Some also contain varying amounts of the active ingredients found in the real drugs they purport to be. However, the amount of active ingredient found in the counterfeits is either too low to be of any use or so high that it poses a hazard to your health. In any case, you have no the way of knowing what’s gone into these counterfeits, so it’s best not to find out the hard way.