Pharmacies and Drugs
Mail Order Pharmacies

     Mail order pharmacies can be more convenient than retail pharmacies. If you don't have a lot of free time, you can order your medications from your desk at work or from home at two a.m. Many people also like the discretion and privacy of mail order pharmacies. If you are uncomfortable walking into your neighbourhood drugstore and ordering a particular drug with your prescription, you can order it online and receive it in the mail in a plain package.

     Some worry that ordering prescription medication through the mail can be dangerous. Online mail order pharmacies don't know your entire medical history and may not be aware of reasons that you should not take a particular drug. This can be a particular worry if you are having the website's own doctor write you a prescription without actually seeing you. The pharmacies themselves say that all orders are checked by a professional pharmacist before they are mailed out and that all patients are asked to fill out a questionnaire about their medical history before an order is filled. In the end, the decision is up to you.