Reports in the lay press suggest that patients who cannot afford prescription medications seek out discounted products in online marketplaces such as Craigslist.1 The unregulated sale and purchase of prescription medication is prohibited by law and Craigslist policy.2-4 We sought to quantify and characterize advertisements on Craigslist in the United States for 3 potentially lifesaving medications: insulin, albuterol, and epinephrine (EpiPen).
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Ahamed A, Kullmann KC, Frasso R, Goldstein JN. Analysis of Unregulated Sale of Lifesaving Prescription Drugs Online in the United States. JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(4):607–609. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.7514
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