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As computers, Internet-enabled mobile devices, tablets, and other means of accessing the Internet are becoming more and more ubiquitous and convenient, a new way of marketing and acquiring prescription drugs has been born. Since about 1999, various companies have been actively selling pharmaceuticals online, and many people the world over have chosen to buy their drugs online because of benefits such as reduced prices and added convenience.

How Online Pharmacies Work

Online pharmacies and other types of mail-order pharmacies (such as those that require or allow orders over the phone) take orders from their customers and then deliver customers’ drugs to their homes through the mail or another shipping service. Legitimate online pharmacies follow good distribution practices and take steps to verify that orders have been delivered ...

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