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Mail-order pharmacies are basically pharmacies that operate via the Internet, and that send orders to consumers through the mail using shipping companies (typically). Sometimes a mail-order pharmacy will be within the consumer’s country of origin, and sometimes it will not. It is important to note that the pharmacy will need to adhere to the regulations in its home country, regardless of whether or not it has international customers. Unethical mail-order pharmacies may attempt to lie about their location or certification in an attempt to make money. In more extreme cases, they may even attempt to sell counterfeit medications that can actually be dangerous to the consumers who are taking them.

It is estimated that mail-order pharmacies are quickly becoming the largest prescription providers in the United ...

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