Online Pharmacy FAQ
Questions and Answers:When it comes to choosing the pharmacy that’s right for you, you might be overwhelmed with choices between the independent ones versus the large chain branches. Let InfoFAQ help you choose the one that best fits your needs by providing you with a list of prominent and trusted pharmacies.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pharmacies Online
Is it true that you can save a lot of money if you buy your prescription drugs over the internet?In many cases you can find the same drugs that your doctor has prescribed for you on the internet, and at a lower price than you might pay at the local drug store.
I want to try to find the prescriptions that I need on the internet, but I’m worried that I might get the wrong drug. Can I trust these online pharmacies?Many of the large drug store chains now have web sites where you can have your prescriptions filled and the drugs sent to you by parcel post. Try and find an online pharmacy that you know of and feel comfortable with because you know their stores in your area.
Are there any disadvantages to ordering my prescriptions online?If you’re like most people, you go to the same place to get your prescriptions filled. The local pharmacist has probably gotten to know you, and is familiar with the full regimen of medications that you are taking. It is the pharmacist’s job to notice any drugs that might react badly if taken together and protect you from dangerous drug interactions. While some online pharmacies have questionnaires for you to fill out that attempt to do the same job as your pharmacist, you just can’t be sure in most cases that they are looking out for you like your local pharmacist.
I really need to save money on my prescription drug bills, so how can protect myself while still using these online vendors?Many people do buy their prescription drugs online. The key is to take responsibility for knowing all the drugs you are taking, and discussing them with your own doctor so that you have an understanding of potential dangerous interactions. Then get your first prescription filled locally. When you need a refill, you can use the label to make sure that you are ordering and receiving the exact same drug or remedy. Consult your doctor if you are not sure about what you are about to take.
Is any old online pharmacy as good as the next when I go to order my prescription drugs online?
There are some internet prescription drug sites that will sell you drugs like Viagra with out a prescription. Their quality control may be poor for all you know, with out of date medications. They may be operating from another country like Canada to skirt US health and safety regulations. The name of the game is buyer beware. So check out any online pharmacy using your own research before you buy from them.
Consumer Safety and Information
Board of Pharmacy - www.pharmacy.ca.gov
A website for the State of California, Department of Consumer Affairs, Board of Pharmacy.
Pharmacy & Pharmacist - hawaii.gov
Verify if a person is licensed.
Prescriptions Online - www.fda.gov
Information on how to buy and use medicines.
Generic Drugs - www.ftc.gov
Saving Money at the Pharmacy.
Pharmacists - www.bls.gov
International Consumer Price Index.
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