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The 3 Biggest Benefits of an Online Pharmacy

The 3 Biggest Benefits of an Online Pharmacy

When the time comes to fill a prescription, you have several options.

While many people gravitate towards big box pharmacies, others have long been relying on an independent pharmacy for all their needs.

Over the past 10 or so years, the growth of online pharmacies has been astonishing. A growing number of consumers have come to find that this is the best way to get their prescriptions filled.

Here are the three biggest benefits of this option:

1. Competitive Costs

When you compare the price of prescriptions online to those of local pharmacies you may be surprised at what you see. Many find that this is the best way to save money, all the while getting exactly what they need.

Best yet, many online pharmacies have programs that provide free prescription drugs. For example, common generic drugs are often times filled for free.

2. Convenience

This is the primary benefit for many, as it gives them the opportunity to have their prescriptions filled without ever leaving home.

All you have to do is place your order online, receive your confirmation, and wait for a package to arrive in the mail. There is nothing more convenient than that.

3. Speed

This isn’t something that most people associate with online pharmacies, but it’s beginning to become a bigger benefit with each passing year.

This isn’t to say that you will receive your prescription within a few minutes or hours, much like you would at a local pharmacy. However, online operations are able to ship to your home within a few days. In the future, there is hope that the delivery time can be reduced to one day or even same day.

Although there are other benefits of ordering from an online pharmacy, these three are among the most important.

If you’ve never experimented with this approach in the past, now may be the time to change your ways.

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Comments 3

Wanderer on Sunday, 26 February 2017 12:40

A heads up on Pharmacy's that use mail or other providers ... much of the United States has temperature variations and sitting in a postal vehicle or other delivery vehicle for long periods of time can affect the contents. Example liquid eye drops loose their effectiveness at a minimum if they are exposed to excesses in cold or heat. While the saving may be good talk to your drug plan and doctors about the 90 day supply option and is your local pharmacist approved to dispense. I did and found the savings while still being able to go more local. Another caution, make sure the mail order prescriptions are using approved drugs that meet your doctor's orders. Some folks have found that they did not get what was prescribed. Lot's of food for thought!

A heads up on Pharmacy's that use mail or other providers ... much of the United States has temperature variations and sitting in a postal vehicle or other delivery vehicle for long periods of time can affect the contents. Example liquid eye drops loose their effectiveness at a minimum if they are exposed to excesses in cold or heat. While the saving may be good talk to your drug plan and doctors about the 90 day supply option and is your local pharmacist approved to dispense. I did and found the savings while still being able to go more local. Another caution, make sure the mail order prescriptions are using approved drugs that meet your doctor's orders. Some folks have found that they did not get what was prescribed. Lot's of food for thought!
Finance Globe on Monday, 27 February 2017 22:47

Thank you for your input on this Wanderer! It seems like nearly everything is having an online option, we as people move too fast in my opinion, then look at our mistakes later!

Thank you for your input on this Wanderer! It seems like nearly everything is having an online option, we as people move too fast in my opinion, then look at our mistakes later!
Frank on Monday, 22 May 2017 10:49

I have had trouble with online pharmacies. Some only take certain prescriptions. So many times I have to go to a store regardless.

I have had trouble with online pharmacies. Some only take certain prescriptions. So many times I have to go to a store regardless.
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