Can I Buy Online Medicines with a Prescription?
by Libby Baney, Medications Expert
July 29, 2016
Question: Can I buy online medicines if I have a prescription?
Answer: According to US law, it is legal to purchase medications online, both over-the-counter and prescription-only medicines. If you are looking to obtain prescription medication online, be sure that the online pharmacy requires a valid prescription from a licensed provider and not simply an online questionnaire, sells US FDA approved medicine and is located in the United States.
Libby Baney is Executive Director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies or ASOP Global, an international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the safety of consumers online. A lawyer and health advocate, she leads ASOP Global’s operations, shapes public policy and advocates for increased international attention to the issue of illegal online drug sellers in the U.S., European Union and Asia.
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