Currently there are not authorised medicines to treat COVID-19.

The scientific community and the national and international regulatory agencies as well, are making a lot of efforts to speed up the discovery and the authorisation of novel or already known therapeutic approaches to face the SARS-COV-2 virus.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (AIFA) encourage all citizens not to buy medicines from not authorised online medicine retailers or from other retailers that benefit from fears and concerns related to the pandemic.

These retailers might claim that their medicinal products are able to treat or prevent the COVID-19 disease or that they might guarantee an easier access to the authorised medicines not currently available. It might be a falsified medicine.

These falsified medicines may not have passed through the rigorous evaluation processes of the regulatory agencies, therefore taking these medicinal products can cause serious adverse events or worsen an ongoing condition.

These medicines might contain the wrong active substance or the correct one but the wrong dose or also no active substance at all. They might be composed of very dangerous substances that should not be used in a medicine or that might interfere with other drugs taken by the patient.

It is important buying medicines only from local pharmacies or retailers or from registered online pharmacies. You can consult the list of the EU registered online pharmacies here or particularly for Italy here.

All the registered online pharmacies have a common logo that confirms that it is a registered website.

Before buying a medicine online, it is necessary to verify the presence of the logo. By clicking on it you can consult the list of the online pharmacies authorised by the agency and then proceed with the order.

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