Online Pharmacies are Making it Possible for Internet Consumers to Acquire Prescriptions Online
Internet Pharmacies are convenient and quick, but some websites selling prescriptions may be putting your health at risk. Consumers must take into account risk factors involved with ordering prescriptions online.
Consumers should be careful when ordering their prescription medication online.
When acquiring prescriptions online, many safety factors must be considered. One should make sure that the pharmacy is U.S. state-licensed. Unlicensed online pharmacies are more likely to diagnose the consumer with false information. Many online consumers have complained of personal information being stolen from unprotected, unlicensed pharmacies.
Some prescriptions sold online could be phony and may contain dangerous ingredients. Unlicensed pharmacies have been found to prescribe expired, unapproved drugs, and drugs that are too weak or too strong. There have also been cases of drugs being labeled and stored improperly, allowing the consumer to receive the wrong prescription. Many of these counterfeit drugs are produced using unsafe production standards.
Precautions should be taken when ordering prescriptions online. Use only medicine that has been prescribed by a U.S. licensed physician or online pharmacy. Make sure the source of the online pharmacy is known. Stay away from pharmacies from countries outside the United States. Due to strict medical standards in the U.S., safety is the major concern.
William Wrigley, public relations consultant
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