Mail order pharmacies can
be more convenient than retail pharmacies. If you
don't have a lot of free time, you can order
your medications from your desk at work or from home at
two a.m. Many people also like the discretion and privacy
of mail order pharmacies. If you are uncomfortable
walking into your neighbourhood drugstore and ordering a
particular drug with your prescription, you can order
it online and receive it in the mail in a plain package.
Some worry that ordering
prescription medication through the mail can be dangerous.
Online mail order pharmacies don't know your
entire medical history and may not be aware of reasons that
you should not take a particular drug. This can be a particular
worry if you are having the website's own doctor write you
a prescription without actually seeing you. The pharmacies
themselves say that all orders are checked by a professional
pharmacist before they are mailed out and that all patients
are asked to fill out a questionnaire about their medical
history before an order is filled. In the end, the decision
is up to you.