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Posted on February 7, 2019 by Christine Crosby in Cnada, grandchildren, grandparents, medication, Online

Why Buying Medication Online Is a GRAND Idea

Why Buying Medication Online Is a GRAND Idea

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Are your children and grandchildren going on online shopping sprees? Are you? Nowadays, almost everything can be bought on the Internet, and yes, you can buy medicine online too.

medicationSometimes, older adults are wary of buying things online. And their concerns are valid. Scams abound on the web, and seniors look like attractive targets due to the stereotype that they’re unfamiliar with technology.

That being said, there are smart ways to navigate the Internet.

Why Should Older Adults Buy Medication Online?

Pharmaceutical drugs aren’t cheap. But as you get older, you’re more likely to need them. And if you’re buying thousands of dollars worth of meds while supporting children and grandchildren, stress can quickly build.

Unfortunately, the United States has high drug prices. Unlike many other countries, the States doesn’t regulate medication prices strictly. That’s why some people cross the Canadian border to buy medication at affordable prices. However, this isn’t an option for those who don’t live near the border or have mobility issues that keep them from traveling every month.

Enter online international and Canadian pharmacy referral services like Canada Med Pharmacy that are committed to both patient safety and affordable prices.

Is Buying Medication Online Safe?

This is a common and valid question. Here are some things to look for when evaluating the safety of pharmaceutical websites:

  • Rogue sites may claim you can get prescription drugs without a prescription.
  • Legitimate sites will be connected to a regulatory body and should address consumer concerns.
  • What are the reviews like? Are there negative reviews? Honest companies will not attempt to hide them.
  • Responsible companies will set a reasonable limit like a 90-day supply.
  • Do they have a pharmacist available that you can talk to?
  • Controlled substances like opioids should not be available.

A responsible website will also have customer support representatives available at most hours of the day, ready to address your concerns.

Where Should You Go?

Canada Med Pharmacy is a good place to start. It’s an international and Canadian pharmacy referral service that connects you with licensed, well-regulated pharmacies.

Grandparents who save money on medications have more to spend on their grandkids.

If you believe that medication should be accessible to all, regardless of income, sex, age, or mobility, get your medication shipped straight to your door. Spend that extra time and money you save on your kids, grandkids, friends, or whatever you like.






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Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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