Virtual drugstores (Part 1)

More and more Australians are buying pharmaceuticals from overseas internet pharmacies, putting themselves at serious risk of health complications  and in breach of the law.

Globally, about 10% of pharmaceuticals are sold online, though it is unclear how many of these drugs are sold by legitimate internet pharmacies and how many are from rogue outlets.

More than half the medicines purchased from illegal websites that conceal their physical address have been found to be counterfeit, and more than 10% of medicines