The Safety of Online Pharmacies

The Wall Street Journal health blog wrote this week about online pharmacies and asked whether or not American consumers had anything to be concerned about in terms of the quality and safety of the medication available over the Internet.

The answer from a detailed study done by the National Bureau of Economic Research echoed what legitimate, ethical pharmacies like Canada Drugs have been saying for a decade. That if you are an informed consumer and make sure that when you order online, you order from a pharmacy that requires a prescription from your doctor, and is recognized by a independent body like the Canadian International Pharmacy Association and that you can trust that you are getting a safe, high quality prescription product.

The study looked at 370 brand-name prescription drugs from over 41 different online pharmacies and found that the prescription products that were sold by accredited and credentialed pharmacies were as safe as those sold in your neighbourhood drug store. Where the danger lies is when people purchase their drugs from online pharmacies that don’t disclose where they are located, don’t have a pharmacy license number in their jurisdiction, and don’t require that you send a prescription from your doctor to order prescription drugs. Any online pharmacy that does that is not behaving ethically and may be selling counterfeit medication or stealing credit card and other financial information.

Our Canadian pharmacy has operated safely and ethically since 2001. When you visit our website at, or call us and speak to one of our Patient Service Representatives you are dealing with real people, operating out of a pharmacy that is licensed in the province of Manitoba by the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association. We are committed to providing the highest level of pharmacy care to our patents and take that responsibility seriously. We believe that ordering online should safe, easy and affordable. Canada Drugs is a certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA), the Manitoba International Pharmacists Association (MIPA), the Better Business Bureau (BBB), VeriSign and is a 5 star rated pharmacy from Pharmacy

Ordering drugs online is more affordable, but as with any transaction done on the web, some unethical people try to take advantage of peoples trust.  We are working hard to educate more people of the savings that are available online, and helping people make informed safe choices about where they buy their prescription medication from.

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