Online Pharmacies - Advice Centre
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How can you tell if an Online Pharmacy is genuine and selling genuine products?
How can you be
sure you're buying from a Reputable supplier.
Have you ever received an email trying to sell you Viagra or other drugs at cheap prices? A lot of Online Pharmacies are genuine, selling top-quality, genuine drugs and medications. But there are some sites that offer substandard products, or even potentially dangerous substances. Your medication may come from an unknown and unregulated source, and without a doctor's prescription. Think about what you are putting into your body.
Countries like the UK, most European Countries, the USA and Canada test and regulate all drugs before allowing them to be sold. Many online pharmacy sites are based in Eastern Europe and Asia and are far less stringent. The ingredients in your order could be of a much lower grade or even dangerously produced. If you don't really know who you're dealing with you really don't know what you're getting. It may be embarrassing to go into a local chemist to buy Viagra, but buying online from an unknown, dubious and possibly unregulated supplier may seem like the ideal option, but beware.
to tell if a Pharmacy Site is genuine
When you visit a website look at the web address in your browser. Is the name of the site the same as the name of the pharmacy? A genuine supplier will have it's own Domain Name and a proper website. If the address (or url) is a mixture of coded characters then don't trust it. How did you reach the site? If it was via an email you didn't request - then don't buy there. If it's a pop-up advert, or something you didn't specifically search for, then again, ignore it.
are they located?
How long have they been in business?
Look for the SSL certificate - closed padlock icon - at the bottom of the screen when you arrive at a "paying" page of the site. A reputable and secure site will be SSL secure.
Do they charge a subscription fee? Legitimate pharmacy sites will never charge a fee.
Do they require a doctor's prescription? A genuine pharmacy must ask you for this, or otherwise may require you to fill in an online form, which is checked by their own doctor. This is perfectly acceptable, but be wary if the site does nit ask you for any of this information, and don't buy unless you have given it.
you've read this far, and you want to make the final decision - no buy, or
not to buy.
Do they claim a 5-6 week delivery time? If so be cautious. Good suppliers will hold products in stock, at all times. Medication does not take up much space. A long waiting time give scammers enough time to receive payment from your credit card and then disappear. If you have already bought or paid for something and you're reading this after the event, check your card statement carefully, not just for the anticipated transaction but also any unusual. If you see any odd amounts contact your credit card firm immediately.
Online pharmacies are a huge business and most of them are totally safe and legitimate. In some cases they can save you money. But you should fully research before you buy to make sure you're dealing with someone reputable and properly licensed to dispense, so that you be certain that what you order will be what you receive.
Once you have bought items from a supplier and are happy with the transaction and the quality of the products, then it's wise to stick with them next time. Online Pharmacies are not the kind of places you can afford to shop-around with.
Finally, we have a little bit of experience in this field and we know of a few reputable online pharmacy sites, which we'd be happy to recommend to you. You'll find them listed below.