On August 15, 2007, Health Canada issued a bulletin reminding Canadians about the dangers of buying drugs online. This bulletin follows a British Columbia Coroner's report attributing the death of a woman to prescription drugs purchased online. The bulletin warns Canadians of drugs being shipped from sources outside of Canada, in terms of the financial risks, as well as the health risks posed by counterfeit drugs. The posting also offers tips on how to identify illegitimate internet pharmacies and counterfeit products.
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