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Medical Misinformation &
Safe Purchase of Medications

IMPROVED HEALTH LITERACY

This segment will equip you with the skills to check for good source of information and safe purchase of medications on the web! Do read on more to find out what the dangers of medications of doubtful origins and how you can avoid them!

Dr Wang Aiwen

Principal Clinical Pharmacist

Singapore General Hospital

Ms. Valerie Wee

Regulatory Consultant

Health Sciences Authority

Ms. Low Kai Xin

Pharmacist

Singapore General Hospital

On the same note, be sure to check these out!
Potential dangers of buying health products from questionable sources

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Believe it or not?

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Information Overload!
Who can I trust?

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How to buy medications online safely?

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Quiz Time!

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Here are the answers to the quiz.

Improved Health Literacy

1. If the website did not mention any side effects associated with this drug, it is safe to consume.

False

2. What are the potential hidden dangers of buying supplements online: (select all that apply)

  • Poor storage conditions

  • Low quality assurance

  • Counterfeit products

3. We should always seek advice from healthcare professionals if we are unsure.

True

4. Which of the following is not a trusted source of health information?

Wikipedia (wikipedia.org)