It is important to check whether an online pharmacy such as has been vetted by your health insurer. You can also check with the regulatory authority in the state you live in to make sure that the pharmacy is licensed.

A good online pharmacy will have a staff that includes pharmacists. Some sites have in-house doctors. They can answer your questions via email and phone. Live chat may also be an option. A good pharmacy will have an easy-to-understand privacy policy.

Talk to your pharmacist or health care provider if you have questions about the legitimacy of an internet pharmacy. Check with the Canadian Pharmacy Regulatory Authority if you are a Canadian resident to ensure that the online pharmacy has a license in Canada. You should also check to make sure that the pharmacy has a Canadian street address.

Some online pharmacies also provide links to other important medical resources, such as government agencies. These sites may provide valuable information on illnesses and medicines.

Customers may order drugs online to save money on doctor visits. Others may order drugs from online pharmacies because their doctor told them they can’t prescribe the medicine they need. The NABP recommends that before you buy medicines from a website, you speak with your insurance company.