Buying medicines and medical devices online
The Internet can offer consumers a convenient way to access therapeutic goods. However, online purchases of medicines or medical devices should be approached with caution.
- Many weight loss products purchased from overseas websites are not approved for supply in Australia.
- Weight loss products that promise quick and easy results may seem like an attractive option, but buying unregulated products online from overseas can cause you to seriously risk your health, lose your money and possibly break the law.
- Some retailers try to use disclaimers like 'for research purposes only' to sell an illegal product, but these disclaimers don't change the law.