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Using Online Pharmacies

Discussion in 'Lifestyle Management' started by Allele, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. Allele

    Allele Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I need to buy some meds I can't afford here in the US, and I recall from the other place that many people had good experiences with alldaychemist, but I'm still reticent to give my info and credit card, as some reported weird aggressive sales calls (though I don't remember specifically if it was allday.)

    I think it was @Adrian (maybe?) who had given a tip on how to mask credit cards/personal info in an early thread about donating to s4me, but I can't find it now.

    I'd love to hear from any of you who have used online pharmacies you find reliable/safe, and also if anyone knows how to mask a credit card that would be welcome as well.

    I've read stories about some of these places being very sketchy either in delivering real meds, or in hounding you for sales or abusing the credit card; obviously I'd like to avoid that but need to buy a supply before my usual India connection goes there in the fall.

    All suggestions welcome, thanks.
     
  2. Invisible Woman

    Invisible Woman Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I have used some products from abine that have been good in the past, but not this one:

    https://www.abine.com/maskme/features/cards/

    I'm sure that others like Adrian will be more knowledgeable though.

    Unfortunately, unless you use a PO box then the chemist will have your address and contact details anyway so they can deliver and get in touch if there is a problem.Not sure what you can do about that.
     
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  3. Pechius

    Pechius Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    This one's definitely reliable, I have used it myself, but you have to provide a prescription: https://www.progressiverx.com/store/

    This one has also been used by many folks and is reliable AFAIK, no prescription required: https://mimaki-family-japan.com/

    I wouldn't use alldaychemist if I were you, unless it's the only option. I would only use them if I had a dedicated card with only the necessary amount of money in it. I've seen multiple reports of credit card scams.
    Just one example:
     
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  4. Woolie

    Woolie Committee member

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    This is such a contentious area, and there are also big market interests on both sides (keeping the internet pharmacies open and closing them down). So its really hard to know where the truth lies

    But I saw an article a year or so ago, about an actual study done by some health authority, which ordered and tested medications from various online pharmacies. Only a tiny fraction of the products tested as counterfeit (something like less than 1 in 100), and there was a pattern to the fake ones - they often involved very popular crowd-pleasers like viagra, where companies are highly motivated to undercut each other. Most of the companies rely on repeat sales and they get the products very cheaply, so probably not worth it to substitute fake ones.

    The credit card problem is a whole other one, I'm not sure about that.
     
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  5. Arnie Pye

    Arnie Pye Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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