Smart Tips for Buying Drugs Online

Here’s how to sidestep rogue pharmacy sites (and there are thousands) that can put your health and personal information at risk:

Do shop at sites that require a provider’s prescription.

Don’t if prescriptions are filled by completing a questionnaire only.

Do shop at sites recommended by your insurance company or ending in .pharmacy. Only law-abiding pharmacies can use that domain.

Don’t if there is no phone number or physical street address listed.

Do shop at sites with licensed pharmacists available for consultation.

Don’t if on the “Not Recommended” list compiled by pharmacists. Go to and click on Pharmacy Verified Websites Program.