How do I Ensure the Safety of my Online Prescription Pills?

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  • Written By: Erin J. Hill
  • Edited By: Bronwyn Harris
  • Last Modified Date: 26 March 2020
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The best way to ensure the safety of your online prescription pills is to make sure the pharmacy you are working with is licensed and that a certified pharmacist is on duty to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Get recommendations from your doctor for online pharmacies that he or she knows and trusts. If your doctor doesn’t have any suggestions, you may also look into going with a national chain for online prescription pills.

Although there is always the possibility of human error when it comes to filling your medications, there is a much smaller chance if a licensed pharmacist is the one working with your online prescription drugs. Since online pharmacies operate remotely, you may never actually see your pharmacist at work, but the company offering services must have a physical location where prescriptions are filled. Write an email and get the information regarding the location where your prescription will be filled, as well as who will be handling your medications.

If you are still in doubt about the pharmacy you have chosen, taken your online prescription pills to a local pharmacy and have the pharmacist there double check everything. He or she may be able to recognize pills by looking at them, and at the very least he or she will be able to let you know if there is any potential for interactions between your prescription and other medications you may be taking.


You can also likely check any online pharmacy for authenticity by contacting the government organization governing pharmacists and technicians. Make sure that the pharmacy is staffed by trained professionals, that it meets all government guidelines, and that there have been no serious complaints regarding service or online prescription pills. This will put your mind at ease about the legitimacy of the pharmacy you have entrusted with your care.

Keep a few things in mind when shopping around for an online pharmacy. There are many illegitimate companies out there offering drugs with no prescription being required. Any reputable pharmacy will require that you provide a prescription from a doctor. If the pharmacy you are considering doesn’t, move on. You should also be wary of pharmacies that charge prices well under retail value. The exception is one of the many new drug plans that offer generic medications for a much lower price.


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