It is pretty evident how technology transforms and shapes the world around us, Even with our lifetime, we’ve seen so many changes around us where the very things we use and see in our everyday life are not the same as 10 years ago.
From cassette players to iPods and now, even those seem extinct, everything is simply available through your handheld devices. Everything that we once used to purchase online, is available online. You can buy anything from a toothbrush to an entire house in a different state, all sitting on your sofa in the lounge.
Health care is no different. Anything that was once only offline, is now available online. You can see a doctor, get your reports checked and get a consultation, all sitting from home. To get any kind of expert advice, once we’d have to ask for recommendations and then go visit the professional in their clinic, now you can do the same online. But with this growing convenience and reliability, comes a new set of issues that we should be aware of.
The question is who do you trust and who can you rely on online? Every single day, new stores pop up, new clinics are opened and our social media timelines are also filled with ads of medications, herbal solutions, etc. Just looking for your symptoms or information about any health-related problems is enough to be bombarded with relevant ads immediately after.
We’ll discuss some of the factors you must consider when consulting or buying from any of these pharmacies. But first, let’s talk about who to stay away from!
Websites or social media pages and stores can all quickly start looking the same. Clean images with superimposed text and captions promising the world and instant results. Trouble is, in the good old days you could simply check the reviews and testimonials, however, even those can be purchased or fabricated easily. So the signs of a legit store online 10 years ago are no longer a seal of approval anymore. After all, the counterfeiters learn too!
Stay away from any new store if you’ve never heard of them before. Until you do your due diligence, check on reliable sources and review sites if this particular store can be trusted or not. Also if the store displays any accreditations, you may want to click on those links to verify if they are legit or simply images on a page.
Who to Trust?
Known names who have been operating for many years and a strong digital footprint can be more reliable than brand new stores. Simply looking up the store name online should reveal a lot about the store before you make the buying decision.
There are legit online clinics, blogs, apps, and websites that are operating, then why would you want to jump on a discount offer from an unknown source?
An online pharmacy is everything an offline pharmacy is and much more but you have to be careful when it comes to selecting one that is credible, reliable, authentic, and trustworthy.