(Online Pharmacy) I've seen other sites that offer many more drugs. Why is that and why don’t we do the same?
It is very important that you know the answer to this question as the laws that regulate the dispensing of drugs on the internet are very specific and very serious matters for all of us.
Indeed, there are a number of web sites that offer drugs that they legally should not be offering. Many online pharmacies that do not comply with DEA and FDA regulations have been seized, shut down and prosecuted during the past three years. Many more are still on the DEA’s list of illegal pharmacies. Here’s how it works…..
Prescription medications fall into different categories, and each category has strict regulations regarding HOW and WHAT is required in order to legally dispense certain medications.
Class One and certain Class Two medications (substances categorized as “Scheduled” medications, which include drugs like Ambien, Phentermine, Soma, Prozac, Valium and hundreds of other potentially dangerous medications MAY NOT be prescribed online! Purchasing, selling or shipping such drugs without the purchaser FIRST being personally examined by a license physician is a felony, and is punishable by serious fine and imprisonment.
“Unscheduled” medications - such as the medications we make available on the CDRX web site are medications that do not require a physicians physical exam (office exam etc) of the purchaser prior to prescribing the medication. Unscheduled medications must still be prescribed by a licensed physician, but prescribing them does not require that the patient be personally examined by the physician. Instead, such medications can be dispensed upon a licensed physician reviewing and approving the purchasers answers to the questionaire that is completed by the purchaser at the time the order is placed.
The reality of it is that CDRX Amerimed complies strictly with DEA, FDA and federal regulations. Because we do this, we and our affiliates operate 100% in compliance the laws that govern our industry. That is why our web sites include the seals of (both) the Joint Commission On Accreditation Of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and “The Council For Responsible Tele-Medicine.”
Undoubtedly, there are still a number online pharmacies that offer what appears to be a larger variety of prescription medications. However in truth, they do not comply with federal laws. Typically, the owners of such operations locate offshore - hoping that they cannot be prosecuted in the U.S.A. On the “good news” side of it, the number of these illegal pharmacies is decreasing as the DEA arrests and prosecutes operators of illegal online pharmacies.
You should also be aware that any resident of the U.S. that tries to order medications from any source outside the U.S. is committing a felony, and any pharmacy that sells class one “scheduled” medications via prescriptions that are issued “online” without a physical exam of the patient is committing several federal crimes. CDRX would never consider such illegal actions, and we know that our affiliates don’t want that either – so we stay only with popular medications that can be legally dispensed via the Internet. There are always two choices available to all – the legal way and the illegal way. In the interest of doing what is right, CDRX abides by all state and federal laws governing pharmacies.
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