Shopping for prescription drugs at a legitimate online site is not much different from buying books or sporting goods over the Internet, although you do need your doctor’s permission.
At most sites, customers provide some basic information about themselves, along with details on the drug prescription they want filled.
Patients can have their doctors phone or fax in the prescription, or ask the site to contact their doctor directly. Prescriptions can also be transferred online by simply asking the site to call your hometown pharmacy.
“The practice of pharmacy is the same on the Internet as it is in traditional ‘brick and mortar’ stores,” says Peter Neupert, president and chief executive officer of drugstore.com. What’s new here is the way we communicate with and inform customers.”
Online, there’s no need to stand in line to get your questions answered.