Top 10 Qualities to Look for in an Online Pharmacy
As you may have noted, there are thousands or even hundreds
of thousands of websites selling pharmaceutical products or
drugs. These are called ONLINE PHARMACIES or PHARMACIES ONLINE.
Can they be trusted? Are they safe?
Yes, in many cases but only if you are careful and exercise
your due diligence: this is all the more necessary since
the consequences of cheating with pharmaceutical products can
be much more serious than, for example, being conned into
buying a useless fiction ebook or piece of sofware.
It can even be literally a matter of life and death.
So, here are the top 10 qualities to look for in an online
Go through the list carefully, use it as a filter for all
the online pharmacies you come across, and you'll be covered!
1. ADEQUATE PRODUCT INFORMATION: It should be absolutely honest,
say what the product does, what it does not do, side effects,
incompatibilities, even... possible after-effects etc..
2. QUALITY: FDA-approved prescription drugs. Storage,
Processing, Shipping must be under full compliance with US and
3/4. SAFETY, SECURITY: If possible it should be accredited
by bodies such as the Joint Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) - "one of the most stringent
and respected accrediting organizations dedicated to
continuously improving the safety and quality of care provided
to the public".
5. EASE OF USE: Easy ordering process, Fast delivery (Fast
FedEx Delivery options, if available), Clear and
Easy-to-undertstand Instructions for use.
6. DISCRETION: Discreet packaging - is it really necessary
for your closest neighbor to know what was in that nice package
you received yesterday :-).
7. PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY: Free consultation online: Like
many people, you probably find the anonymity of an online medical
consultation rather more pleasant than what could be an
embarrassing conversation with your personal physician and
his/her office staff.
You complete an online medical questionnaire which is thoroughly
reviewed by a licensed physician, and if found suitable for
treatment, the prescription will be dispensed and shipped by a
If the consulting physician has any questions or concerns
regarding your medical history or needs more information,
he or she should contact you by email or by phone.
8. PRICE: Discounted, as much as possible, provided low prices
does not mean low quality!
9. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS, if you do not live in the US.
This should not be overlooked: Some online pharmacies only sell
to customers in the US and Canada. And in some cases, they only
tell you AFTER you've gone through almost the whole of the
ordering process. This can be quite frustrating.
10. GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE, including a toll free number for US
residents and another number for international customers.
To be on the safe (and pleasant) side, always look for these top
10 qualities in an online pharmacy.
About the Author
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