FDA Warning on Online Pharmacies
FDA has found companies that sell unapproved pet drugs and counterfeit pet products, make fraudulent claims, dispense prescription drugs without requiring a prescription, and sell expired drugs.
Pet owners who purchase drugs from these companies may think they are saving money, but in reality, they may be short-changing their pet's health and putting its life at risk.
FDA WARNING - Purchasing Pet Drugs Online: Buyer Beware
FDA - AWARE
From 1-800-PedMeds Express 2017 Annual Report (printed page 6 or PDF page 10)
"We [PetMeds Express] currently purchase a portion of our prescription and non-prescription medications from third party distributors and we are not an authorized distributor of these products."
"In order to assure a supply of these products, we purchase medications from various secondary sources...we will continue to rely upon secondary sources."
2017 PetMeds Express Annual Report
What is Diversion and Gray Market?
GRAY MARKET =
Manufacturer warranty not only covers the cost of the medication, it also generally covers treatment costs should your pet become sick as result of medicine failure. Medical treatments for a heartworm infection can sometimes cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars.