Buy_Prescription_Drugs_Online_in_Six_Steps by marcusjames

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Buy Prescription Drugs Online in Six Steps

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Summary:
The option to buy prescription drugs online is a convenience provided by
Internet pharmacies. However, the presence of fake online websites
selling counterfeit medications mars this otherwise excellent industry.
This article provides consumers with a guide that can help them buy
prescription drugs from online pharmacies in six steps.


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Article Body:
Online pharmacies are convenient means of getting quality health care
needs such as prescription medications. However, the presence of too many
choices can leave consumers confused in choosing the best online pharmacy
for themselves. Some even fall victim to unscrupulous websites
masquerading as authentic online pharmacies. By exploiting the need of
people for quality and convenient health care, these fraudulent online
pharmacies lure customers into purchasing medications without
prescriptions.

While it is convenient to buy prescription drugs online, consumers need
to be discerning of the Internet pharmacies they visit. Below is a guide
that can teach consumers how to buy prescription medication online in six
steps:

Before Ordering

1. Consult with a physician.

Consultation is an essential step in getting a prescription. A physician
can also determine whether an alternative form of therapy or medication
is more suitable for a certain condition or illness. Alternatively,
patients can also sign up for online pharmacies with free consultations
to get their prescriptions.

2. Get informed about the prescribed medication.

Patients must discuss the possible side effects of taking a particular
medicine and how it may react with the other drugs they are using with
their doctors. They can also ask for a similar but cheaper version of the
drug if they feel that it is too expensive especially for long treatment
periods. Patients can also ask for a free sample of the drug to help them
identify counterfeit ones when they order online.

3. Look for a reputable Internet pharmacy.
Look for an online pharmacy that is licensed by the National Association
of Boards of Pharmacy and accredited by the Joint Commission on
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Some reliable sites also have
a seal of approval from the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites.

Upon Ordering

4. Fill up an order form.

A patient may be required to fax a copy of his prescription and supply
his credit card number. It is important to pay special attention in
filling up order forms to supply the correct product quantity and dosage.
However, patients should refrain from giving their credit card number
unless they are sure that the site will protect their personal
information. A confidentiality and privacy policy is a good place to
start reading.

5. Wait for a confirmation that the order was received.

After ordering, online pharmacies often send a confirmation email that
serves two purpose: First, the email confirms to the patient that his
order was received and is due for processing. Second, the email seeks
further confirmation from the patient to push through with the order.
Clicking on the link included in the email finishes the ordering process.

Upon Delivery

6. Examine the medication for authenticity.

Counterfeited medications are not limited to websites that do not require
prescriptions. They have also infiltrated some major online pharmacies
and discount drugstores. As such, it is important to double-check and
examine prescription medications for authenticity prior to taking them.
Consumers can use the sample they got from their doctors in comparing
medications.

								
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