How To Find a Safe Online Pharmacy | Patient Safety When Buying Prescription Medication Online


Hi everyone! I’m Dr. Shivam Patel. I’m a
registered pharmacist in Massachusetts and I run the PharmacyChecker
Verification Program. While looking for affordable medication, you may have come
across some online pharmacies, and you may have wondered how you can tell a
safe legitimate online pharmacy from a dangerous fake rogue website that’s
posing as a safe online pharmacy. Our main mission here at PharmacyChecker is to help consumers identify the safest and most affordable online
pharmacies. Our verification program accredits and monitors international
online pharmacies for patient safety. Many patients and their providers trust
our verifications because pharmacies are always checked for high standards of
pharmacy practice before being marked trustworthy through the PharmacyChecker
Verification Program. Qualifications and credentials are rechecked on an ongoing
basis to ensure patient safety. Now, let’s dive into some ways to help you find the
safest and most affordable online pharmacies. Number one – A legitimate
Canadian or international online pharmacy will always require a valid
prescription: one that you get from your doctor or other health care
provider. Number two – Orders are filled by pharmacies that are licensed to sell
medications under the laws where they operate. Number three – Your prescription
will be reviewed and dispensed by a licensed pharmacist. Number four – A
licensed pharmacist is available to answer your questions. Number five – The
quantities marketed on the website are restricted to a maximum 90 day supply or
a three month supply at a time. Number six – They will disclose the pharmacy
location before dispensing the medication. In other words, if the
medication is coming from London or India, you will be informed. Number seven –
Controlled or addictive drugs are not marketed on the website or sold
internationally to patients in the U.S. This is very important. The safest and
most reputable international online pharmacies don’t sell controlled
substances like Vicodin, Xanax, fentanyl, or Adderall. Number eight – If you don’t
see any contact information listed on the website, this is a big problem.
Properly verified online pharmacies will always publish a phone number or a mailing
address. That way, you can contact them if you have a customer service issue
or would like to ask the pharmacist a question. A rogue online pharmacy, on the
other hand, will sell medications without requiring a valid prescription and your
order is most likely not going to be handled by pharmacy professionals. Worst
of all, you may get a substandard or counterfeit drug. Savings don’t matter if
there’s no safety. I hope those tips help you find affordable medication safely.
You should know, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, lower cost
medicines from Canada or other international countries are prohibited
under most circumstances. However, no individual consumer has been charged for
personal medication importation. Many patients and their providers trust
PharmacyChecker because online pharmacies are checked
for high standards of pharmacy practice before marked safe through the PharmacyChecker Verification Program. In short, the easiest way to only shop at
legitimate online pharmacies and save money is to make sure they’re accredited
and monitored by PharmacyChecker. Let me know if you have any questions in the
comments. Be sure to click the subscribe button to our channel to make sure
you’re always up to date for savings tips and tricks from PharmacyChecker!

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