The Online Pharmacy – Medicines for the Needy and Not So Needy!

Of course, there are pros and cons to just about everything in life, and the internet is certainly no exception. Going even further, the specific area of ​​the Internet on which there are definitely pros and cons, is the Online Pharmacy or rather, the thousands and thousands of them.
Online pharmacies come in a few different types, again as with a lot of things, some good and some not so good. It would be foolish to suggest that there are no illegal pharmacies supplying prescription drugs without a prescription, without even a prescription written by a doctor based on information gathered online. However, I believe that most online pharmacies meet this requirement. Of course, there are those who would argue that this prescription method is not the best medical practice. I suppose I would be inclined to agree if the vast majority of face-to-face consultations in my life took longer than 3-5 minutes and involved no less information sharing than is required in the average online questionnaire. I am disabled with a chronic illness, so there have been many hundreds of such visits, although this does not apply to my current general practitioner or pain specialist (anesthetist), whom it took me many years to find.
As for the information a patient needs to have in order to safely use prescription drugs, well … let’s say the smaller, less informative online pharmacy would contain more information in the form of explanations, side effects, dosages, precautions. , storage and contraindications that most doctors could give a patient in the allotted time, provided, of course, they deem it necessary to inform him, which, again in my experience, is very rare. Why should a physician stoop to explaining such things to a mere layman, even if they have the absolute gall to ask such questions?
So, in my opinion, most online pharmacies are not depriving the patient of a single thing regarding the knowledge that the doctor has or needs and the information that he has or needs. This leaves only the question of the drugs themselves, compared to what would be supplied by the pharmacy in the future.
Before we get to this, I must state that I am totally against the purchase (or obtaining) of any type of controlled medication, except under the strictest supervision of a qualified and capable physician. Of course, by controlled drugs I mean addiction drugs like opiates, tranquilizers, and barbiturates, etc. Basically, any prescription drug that can make even the most careful patient dependent, either physically or psychologically.
That being said, the types of medications given to treat erectile dysfunction, inflammation, and weight loss (by far the most common source groups) generally do not fall into this category (with the exception of weight loss medications that contain speed). The vast majority of online pharmacies only provide access to medications, which would not be considered addictive. Those that do should be closed without recourse or appeal.
As for the whole concept of online pharmacies, we all know that there are people, especially in the US (a supposedly developed country), where much-needed drugs have to be given up because many people cannot afford them. Online pharmacies make it possible for many of these people to access the prescription drugs they need at a fraction of the cost, allowing them to get the drugs they normally couldn’t get.
I’m Australian and we enjoy a generous government-subsidized Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, which ensures that no one pays more than a nominal fee for all prescription drugs listed (regardless of actual cost). So I find it appalling that people who need prescription drugs often have to do without them for socio-economic reasons. I understand that even people with relatively adequate financial resources still have a difficult time paying for drugs, especially when it comes to a chronic condition or a series of illnesses over time.
Yes, there are online pharmacies that supply controlled medications. This is terrible. Yes, there are online pharmacies, which do not care about the medical / prescription aspect and yes, there are online pharmacies, which supply drugs of questionable quality from questionable sources. However, in general, most online pharmacies simply fill a great need in the safest and most responsible way that can be done in the real world. It would be a terrible shame if this recent advance in the affordability of prescription drugs for those who would not normally have access was taken away from them.
In fact, now that the Internet and online pharmacies exist, it would be inhumane for those in countries where there is no government subsidy or other means for those who simply cannot afford the exorbitant prices to deprive them of affordable access to the services they provide. so much need. deals