Online pharmacies have mushroomed in recent times in Australia. These online outlets indeed offer much convenience and even sometimes price bargains for Aussie patients. However, there are also several valid reason to be wary of certain online pharmacies. Here are several tips for patients and care facilities on purchasing drugs and other products from online pharmacies:
There are various websites claiming to be online pharmacies but are not linked to any known pharmacies. If you want to avoid getting duped, purchase from an Australian local pharmacy that also offers online medication supplies and home-delivery services. The legitimate online pharmacies have physical business addresses and also brick-and-mortar actual pharmacies. The online services are an extension in-store services. If the online pharmacy lacks an address, then it’s a good sign that you should avoid it at all costs. Use an Aussie site with an actual pharmacy to avoid getting duped.
Some online pharmacies offer drugs for so cheap you might as well be getting them for free. If there are bargains you come across that sound a bit too good to be true, then assume that it is. If various pills and related products have very low prices compared to regular retail prices, then you might be getting a low-quality product. Extremely low prices can be caused by alternative products that are not at all like the original. You just might end up with expired or about-to-expire pills as well. Therefore, buy from online pharmacies that offer realistic prices. You can benefit from discounts from legitimate sites if you want to buy your prescription on a bargain.
Online pharmacies must have a pharmacist. That’s what makes them pharmacies. When you get it touch with the website, whether by email, contact form, phone, or live chat, you should be able to converse with a licensed pharmacist. If none is available, then don’t buy from the site. Typically, legitimate online pharmacies connect you with pharmacists working at a physical store. So it’s no different from calling up a local pharmacy. If you are only getting in touch with a customer service rep, then you are not working with a real pharmacy.
It should never be too easy to buy drugs from an online pharmacy. If all you have to do is fill an e-cart and check out, then you are being duped. Legitimate pharmacies do check for prescriptions. If you are looking for a home delivery system, for example, a pharmacist would get in touch with you to discuss the prescription. You may be asked to provide your doctor’s note in addition to other information such as what other medications you are on right now or potential allergies. When you complete these health profile questions, a pharmacist would review the prescription, and then arrange for the home delivery system. Legitimate Australian online pharmacies would also ask you to provide insurance information to fulfil orders. If none of this is happening, then you are not buying from a legitimate pharmacist.
Use the above information to safely make purchases from online pharmacies.