Buy Safely

Purchase medication from legitimate websites online. Search for a site to see if it is safe or not recommended.

is verified. Proceed with confidence.
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Download an Excel list of safe pharmacy websites, or email to request the list in another format.

Staying informed about safe ways to buy medication is essential. Although you may be able to find low-priced medication online, you want to make sure that the site is reputable before making a purchase.

Out of more than 25,000 websites reviewed by NABP, nearly 95 percent operate out of compliance with NABP patient safety and pharmacy practice standards, or applicable laws. The scope of the problem is expansive.

Look for the .Pharmacy Domain

The .pharmacy domain at the end of a web address means the site has been verified as safe by NABP. Logos are not enough to signal safety on the internet anymore — the .pharmacy domain cannot be faked or forged. When purchasing medicine online, we recommend using pharmacies that have been accredited or verified by NABP. The .Pharmacy Verified Websites Program verifies sites in the United States, Canada, and the EU, and is continuing to expand globally.

Safe Online Pharmacies Will:

Risks of Buying from an Unverified Website

Some illegal online pharmacies pretend to be based in Canada to give the illusion of more stringent regulation and safer drugs, but they may be based in countries without the regulatory safeguards found in the US and Canada. Historically, illegal online drug sellers advertised on social media and search engines. To combat this, many internet companies — including Google, Bing, Yahoo!, Twitter, and Snapchat — now require drug advertisements be from verified sites.

NABP’s Not Recommended List (NRL) includes those websites that appear to be out of compliance with NABP patient safety and pharmacy practice standards, or applicable law. Websites on NABP’s NRL commonly facilitate:

Some websites on the NRL do not sell drugs directly. Instead, they refer patients to websites that operate in violation of NABP patient safety and pharmacy practice standards, or applicable law.

Using websites on the NRL to purchase drugs may put you or your loved ones at risk.

If you believe your website is mistakenly included on the NRL, email to request information about NABP’s appeals process.

Found a suspicious website? Report it. 

If a website you visited is suspicious, but is not currently listed on the NRL, report it below.

Report a Suspicious Internet Pharmacy Site
How did you learn of the suspicious site? *
May NABP or a regulatory agency contact you for more information or clarification (if necessary)? *

Contact Information

Please be sure to include your email address in order to receive a written response to inquiries.

For those interested in applying for a .pharmacy domain, visit our main website