This entry was posted in Pharmacy on April 24, 2013.
As everything starts to go digital, even ordering your medicines can be done through your fingertips. An online pharmacy, also known as a mail order pharmacy, is basically a pharmacy that operate through the Internet where they deal with customers to get their orders and send the medicines via mail or shipping companies.
An online pharmacy is usually licensed to
operate in its home country and legitimately follows its regulations but
sometimes it doesn’t apply to international orders. In other case,
Europe allows medication to cross border for personal use of the
Conventional stationary pharmacies normally operate with controlled distribution systems from the manufacturer. They follow appropriate validation of drug manufacture and practice efficient distribution.
A Canadian mail order pharmacy obviously gives a lot of benefits to the customer since he / she doesn’t have to go to a pharmacy to personally order -- thus saving travel fare and time.
But a customer must take into consideration some factors that may affect the drugs or medicines ordered through a mail order pharmacy. For temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals, one major concern is the shipment of drugs via mail or parcel post because of uncontrolled shipping conditions such as being exposed to temperatures not within the listed storage conditions.
However, the use of insulated shipping containers can help control drug temperatures when sent through express mail and couriers. Aside from reducing transit time it also helps to keep the drugs in good condition. But a customer may still be not safe from improper packaging that’s why it’s better to check first the reliability of the online pharmacy a customer is dealing with. Sometimes, an online pharmacy is part of bogus medications. In some instances, they claim to be in your country but they actually aren’t.
It is highly important for a customer to be keen on checking the reliability and authenticity of online pharmacies to ensure product and health safety.