Prescription Drugs FAQ
Questions and Answers:With the Internet growing at such a rapid pace, finding drugs online has become simple for today's consumer. From pharmacies to prescription drugs, InfoFAQ has navigated the options to help consumers find exactly what they are looking for, and the best advice. We have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions when searching for the right drug retailers and products online.
Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Drugs 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
Prescription Drugs - www.fda.gov
Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs.
MedlinePlus - www.nlm.nih.gov
Prescription and over-the-counter medication information.
Illicit Drugs - www.cia.gov
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Advertising of Prescription Drugs - www.ftc.gov
Public Policy Issues in Direct-to-consumer Advertising of Prescription Drugs.
Drugs - www.kap.samhsa.gov
A Consumer Guide for Drugs, Alcohol and HIV/AIDS.
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