Judging Online Pharmacies

Sometimes it is difficult to distinguish a legitimate online pharmacy from an illegitimate one, especially when websites can appear professional when they are not. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to distinguish a real online pharmacy from a scam. Below you will find valuable information regarding the underlying differences between legitimate sites and fake ones.

A legitimate Online Pharmacy will:

  • Show indication that it is licensed by the state board of pharmacy in the location where the website is operating.
  • Require a prescription from your doctor or other licensed medical professional before agreeing to sell any form of prescription drug.
  • Have a licensed pharmacist available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Provide consumers with an address and telephone number at which they can be reached.
  • Offer a diagnosis, inform you of potential side effects associated with the drug and offer a follow-up appointment to make sure you aren’t experiencing any difficulties with the drug.

An unreliable Online Pharmacy will:

  • Show no indication of where they are located, their telephone number or whether or not they are licensed professionals.
  • Provide you with prescription drugs without requiring a prescription from your doctor or other medical professional.
  • Claim to offer drugs with unrealistic outcomes such as “curing cancer” or “losing weight naturally.”
  • Offer 100 percent, money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the product. This is because you will likely have no way of contacting them, should you be unsatisfied with the product.
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