Question about on-line prescriptions

  1. Often I receive spam e-mails regarding ordering on-line medications...you know the kind where you answer questions and they send you the pills. Is this stuff for real? I mean, there are diet pills and everything. You could tell them you're overweight and get about anything, if this is true? Has anyone had any experiences with this?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Dixiecup
    Yes, most of these companies are for real. You can get anything you want throught the internet. Most of them (although not all) are legitimately prescriptions for anything you want. I don't know how they legally get by with this but they do. The main thing is it's a financial ripp off. Say you have a problem with pain and prefer tylenol with codeine. Can't get a Dr. to prescribe you any. You can get all you want on the internet but if it were acquired through a normal pharmacy, 30 pills would cost you about six bucks. Through the internet 30 pills will cost you about 90 dollars!:stone
  4. by   debRN0417
    Interesting. I personally feel more comfortable with a "real" doctor prescribing my meds in the office. This internet thing sounds so strange to me. I just wondered how "legal" it was. Such a strange world.....I guess you can get ANYTHING you want on the internet.....for a price.
  5. by   elkpark
    A couple of those operations were physically located in my state. When the state pharmacy and medical boards became aware of them, they were promptly shut down and the physicians who were supposedly "prescribing" for people on-line lost their licenses (although they may be licensed in other states, but you definitely can't do that here).
  6. by   KeniRN
    :uhoh21: And how would you know if the pills were "pure" and not mixed with anything or something different all together?
  7. by   debRN0417
    Quote from KeniRN
    :uhoh21: And how would you know if the pills were "pure" and not mixed with anything or something different all together?
    Good point!
  8. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    First, I'd never do business with anybody who spams. All that does is feed that problem.

    Second, if you want to buy drugs online, use google or a similar search engine to see what's out there. Go with one that gives you a phone number you can call, they seem to be the most legitimate.

    Third, on those spam ads? Notice how many of them say they are a US company but they give an address in Belize. Last time I looked, that was not in the US! LOL

    I haven't found much difference in price between the online companies and the discount type pharmacies here, like Sam's and WalMart. I got 100 HCTZ for something like $7.20 at Sam's, when the onlines were charging more, plus shipping.

    Oh! Almost forgot. If you have a K-Mart and they have a pharmacy, they used to honor online prices, no shipping added on. You can't beat that, and you know (as much as you ever know) what you are getting. (I've caught maybe 10 or 12 med errors in stuff I was getting filled over the past maybe 20 years... not good. But none of them was a K-Mart error.)
  9. by   kids
    Quote from chris_at_lucas
    Third, on those spam ads? Notice how many of them say they are a US company but they give an address in Belize. Last time I looked, that was not in the US! LOL
    And it is ILLEGAL to bypass the prescribing rules in the US by importing (purchasing) drugs from foreign online pharmacies.

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