Pharmacies and Drugs
Online Drugs

     Online drugs can be a cheaper alternative to buying drugs at a traditional drugstore. This is especially good for older individuals and low income families. When deciding upon an online drugstore, find out the store's delivery policy. Some may take up to one month to deliver your drugs so you'll need to plan ahead. You should also find out what the site's privacy policy is.

     Good pharmacies found online should be regulated by a recognized body. Many reputable sites will have a link to a governing body such as VIPPS (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites), part of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NAPB). The NAPB regulates pharmacies in many US states, Canadian provinces and Australian states. Its website,, provides a list of certified online pharmacies.