Not Recommended Sites

Avoid These Websites

Not Recommended Sites are those internet drug outlets that appear to be out of compliance with state and federal laws or NABP patient safety and pharmacy practice standards. Such sites may:

  • Dispense prescription medicine without a prescription
  • Dispense foreign or unapproved medicine
  • Refer/link patients to sites that facilitate the dispensing of prescription medications in violation of state or federal law or NABP standards.

Ordering drugs from these websites puts you and your family at risk. NABP has reviewed almost 12,000 sites and found 95% of those sites to be out of compliance. When purchasing medicine online, NABP recommends that patients use sites that have been granted a .pharmacy domain name or have been accredited through the VIPPS program.

If a site you visited is suspicious but is not listed on the Not Recommended List, click here to report it.

If you believe your website is mistakenly included on the Not Recommended List, please email NABP at to request information on the appeals process.