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  • Prescription Drugs and Devices

    Prescriptions for Humans

    Details.at does not permit the listing of any controlled drug or item that requires a prescription from a licensed practitioner (such as a doctor, dentist or optometrist) to dispense. This includes, but is not limited to, prescription drugs, contact lens, and prescription eyewear. Additionally, Details.at does not permit the listing of any components of prescription or over-the-counter drugs unless the sale of such components without a prescription has been approved by the Food & Drug Administration.

    How can you be sure that you're not listing or bidding on a prescription drug?

    Check out the FDA's tips for purchasing drugs online at:

    http://www.fda.gov/oc/buyonline/default.html

    Further, the Food and Drug Administration maintains the "Orange Book" online where you can search prescription drugs and over the counter medicines by brand name or by active ingredient. Think safety and check with the FDA first:

    http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/default.html

    Veterinary Products and Pet Medicines

    Yes, sometimes even animals need to obtain a prescription before they can obtain certain medicines. For example, many heartworm medicines (such as Sentinel, Revolution, Heartgard and Interceptor) can only be purchased with a prescription, and these items are therefore not allowed on Details.at.

    On the other hand, a number of flea control products (such as Program, Advantage, rontline and Top Spot) can be bought and sold without a prescription, and therefore they may be listed on Details.at.

    How can you protect yourself and your pet? Don't ever let your pet bid on Details.at unless they're closely supervised by an adult´┐Ż.and take a few minutes to talk to your pet about safe trading. Above all, check before you list or buy the Center for Veterinary Medicine maintains the "Green Book" online where you can search for information about animal drug products:

    http://www.fda.gov/cvm/fda/greenbook/greenbook.html

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