online pharmacy safety

How to Spot a Fake Online Pharmacy

20 Jan: Here’s How to Spot a Fake Online Pharmacy

If you are looking to the Internet for medication that you can afford and that is safe, you would probably like the security of knowing that you are looking at legitimate websites. For this reason, it can be extremely disturbing to know that there are fake online pharmacies out there. These websites are very dangerous, as they can compromise your health by sending medication that is substandard or counterfeit. Additionally, they can steal your identity. There are certain things you can do, however, to avoid these scamming fake online pharmacies. FDA Shutdown of Fake Online Pharmacies Back in June of 2013 the FDA’s International Operation Pangea VI shut down thousands of illegal online pharmacies, some of these being fake Canadian online pharmacies. These…

Canadian Pharmacies - Setting the Record Strait About Safety

11 Jul: Canadian Pharmacies — Setting the Record Strait About Safety

Millions of Americans turn to international sources for foreign medication, Canadian pharmacies in particular ranking high on the list. They’re close to home, extremely competitive in pricing when it comes to foreign drugs, and have strict safety regulations. However, the federal government for the United States uses plenty of scare tactics in an attempt to make American citizens steer clear of foreign drugs, even going so far as making it illegal to buy drugs from international sources. Because they do not have the official stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the door is officially closed for consumers in America. However, anyone with savvy and a pinched budget is likely to opt for Canadian pharmacies. The price of…

Online Pharmacies Canada

31 Mar: Affordable and Reliable –Thanks Online Pharmacies Canada!

  As I was going through my morning email this morning, I came across an email from an eDrugSearch.com member thanking me for helping her locate medication for her father online through the site, and saving her father $85 on his monthly prescriptions. She went on to say that the transaction went very smoothly, and if she would have known that it was so easy and safe to buy drugs online, she would have been ordering online years ago. I truly enjoy hearing positive feedback from our members, and the email got me thinking. The ones that should really be thanked are the great pharmacies in our database, that offer excellent prices and go above and beyond to help their…

Why Mail Order Pharmacies Are On The Rise

29 Jan: Why Mail Order Pharmacies Are On The Rise

With the abundance of online and mail-in pharmacies in the marketplace today, many people are considering whether it’s a good idea to switch out of their traditional pharmacy routine. Online pharmacies can present several benefits for users, and this article addresses some of the biggest questions and concerns that users have when making this transition. Are Mail Order Pharmacies a Good Idea? A mail order pharmacy is a perfectly good substitute for an in person pharmacy, and it has some benefits over other types of pharmacies. They can certainly save time, as trips to the pharmacy are not needed. Individuals can set up a routine, where payments are processed and medications sent at the same time each month. Because they…

30 Jan: The Appeal of Using an Online Canadian Pharmacy

Purchasing pharmaceutical drugs has changed dramatically over the last few years due to the emergence of the online Canadian pharmacy. An overwhelming amount of people are utilizing such websites in order to purchase their much need medications. As opposed to the USA, Canadian prices for drugs are much lower, and the availability of many drugs is not as scarce as in their American counterparts. Because of this, Canadian pharmacies have made headway in establishing themselves as regional leaders in the online pharmacy industry. In addition to the lower prices, the ordering process is quite easy, and the shipping costs are reasonable, which only helps to add to the appeal of ordering from a licensed Canadian pharmacy. Internet Trends In The…

20 Apr: Explaining the HONcode

With the proliferation of so-called authorities watching over health Web sites and online pharmacies today, I thought it might be helpful to write occasionally about some of the authorities that are actually worth relying upon as a consumer. These include Pharmacy Checker.com, CIPA, MIPA and IMPAC for online pharmacies, and the Health on the Net Foundation for health Web sites. The Health On the Net (HON) Foundation is a non-profit organization created by the Geneva Ministry of Health in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1995 to help both consumers and medical professionals find reliable sources of health information online. Toward this end, the HON Foundation established the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode) for health and medical Web sites. eDrugSearch.com…

15 Jul: 85 percent of online pharmacies do not require a prescription

A new report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA) underscores the results of other recent online pharmacy studies — showing that’s it’s too easy to buy prescription drugs, including controlled substances, without a prescription online. Only 15 percent of 365 sites examined in the study required a prescription. According to Reuters, CASA recommends that the United States negotiate treaties with other governments to shut down illegal Internet trafficking of prescription drugs. In April, the U.S. Senate passed a bill that included tougher regulation for online pharmacies — but the legislation is still awaiting action in the House. You can download the CASA report here. And if you’re looking for a legitimate, online and…

05 Jun: eDrugSearch.com featured on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet

If you read this blog regularly, you know that eDrugSearch.com is an impassioned advocate for licensed Canadian pharmacies — and the American citizens who choose to use them. We work hard to educate consumers on how to stay safe when ordering medications over the Internet. In fact, it’s why we created this site in the first place. This past Monday, we were invited to be part of a panel on the topic of online pharmacy safety on The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, a nationally syndicated TV program. Scott Baradell spoke on our company’s behalf. Here’s a video excerpt:

21 Mar: Online prescription drugs: To buy or not to buy?

Here’s a nice video from Employment Crossing with tips on buying prescription drugs online. The one caveat we would add is that the FDA should not be your be-all-and-end-all in determining how, where and what to purchase online. It’s one data point to consider, but as we’ve shown time and again, it is a flawed one.