Synopses & Reviews
This book is meant to serve as a smart consumer guide for everyone who is considering going online for medications; one which covers the full range of the online pharmaceutical experience, explaining both the benefits and the dangers, and why medical professionals should be kept in the loop. It offer a serious, compelling examination of the convenience, as well as the consequences, of buying prescriptionand even some non-prescriptionmedication through the Internet. More significantly, this book is designed to be a critical resource not just to consumers but those who work with consumers and patients in providing health care and trying to safeguard them from harm. You will also receive tips regarding what to look for in judging the legitimacy of these sites and how to verify the medications you receive.
The Internet can provide several cost-saving alternatives for the purchase of prescription drugs. Without adequate information, however, it can also be a dangerous alternative. "Buying Rx Drugs Online" serves as a smart consumer guide for anyone who is considering going online for medications. It covers the full range of the online pharmaceutical experience, explaining both the benefits and the dangers, as well as why medical professionals should be kept in the loop. It examines the convenience and consequences of buying prescription-and even some non-prescription-medication through the Internet. It offers valuable tips and advice regarding what to look for in judging the legitimacy of these sites and how you can verify the medications you receive.
About the Author
Kate J. Chase is an author, journalist, and Web services professional who has worked throughout cyberspace for major players in the online industry. She has also authored, co-authored, contributed to, or edited more than 20 books in the last 8 years. Before she began to specialize in online and technical issues, Kate was a general interest and medical writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Hartford Courant, the Los Angeles View, BBW Magazine, and others.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part One: The Good, the Bad, the Legal and the Illicit 1. Enter the Digital Drugstore 2. Big Brother: He Watches, But How Much? 3. The Electronic Drug Consumer Part Two: Getting Beyond the Obvious 4. Why Your Doctor Says No 5. Patient, Prescribe for Thyself? Part Three: Shopping the Virtual Shelves 6. The Drugs You Want and Need 7. Finding Good Online Stores Part Four: The Process, the Practice and the Price 8. Placing Your Order 9. The Price You Pay 10. Identifying What You Really Get 11. Obtaining Refills Part Five: Perils, Penalties, and the Practice of Pharming 12. Are Your Kids Pharming? 13. Avoiding a Prescription for Disaster 14. Border Skirmishes: Special Issues in Drug Importation Appendix A: Online Educational Resources