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Evaluating Health Information and Fraud

General Information
Consumer Information:Federal Trade Commission
Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts:FDA
Buying Prescription Medicine Online: A Consumer Safety Guide:FDA
The Possible Dangers of Buying Medicines Over the Internet:FDA
Quackwatch
Beware of Health Scams:National Institute on Aging
Urban Legends Reference Pages:Snopes
Health Fraud:MedlinePlus


Filing Complaints
Nationwide
Submitting a Complaint:Federal Trade Commission
Report a Problem (With Products Regulated by FDA):FDA
California
Complaint (About a Physician) Information:Medical Board of California
Complaints About Licensees:Dental Board of California
Complaint Information:California Board of Pharmacy

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