Don’t risk your life with illegal medicines. Always buy from legitimate sources.

In recent years, the adverse drug reaction reports associated with adulterated medicines posing as natural or traditional cures have been on the rise. These unscrupulous sellers prey upon elders by enticing them through false promises of guaranteed results and exaggerated testimonies. There were cases of elders taking medicines from dubious sources and forgoing proper medical treatment.

Some common illegal medicines offered to these unsuspecting elders include painkillers for rheumatism and other ‘promised’ cures for chronic illnesses such as diabetes and high blood pressure. They are often packaged so well that it is hard to tell them apart from medicines from legitimate sources.

Consuming medicines from dubious sources can kill you.