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.