To Buy Pain Meds Online, a Dangerous Move

There are a lot of people that are in pain out there today. If you are one of them, you may try to buy pain meds online. This can be for many reasons. Perhaps your doctor won’t write you a prescription for your pain meds. Perhaps you can’t afford to go see the doctor and get a prescription. Or maybe you are just addicted to pain meds (hopefully not) and your doctor won’t give you a prescription. Whatever the reasons are, if you are going to buy pain meds online, you better be careful.

Many people want to buy pain meds online simply because it is cheaper for them. Recently, thousands of online pharmacies have popped up offering for people to buy pain meds online without a prescription. They offer to sell the medication at cost, or at wholesale prices. This sounds all and good at first, but is it really safe to buy pain meds online?

The answer is more than likely “no.” This is especially true if you weren’t required to provide a prescription to buy pain meds online. The safety of this purchase is not easy to determine. First off, when you buy pain meds online, how can you be sure that the drug you get it the exact one you asked for, or even if it is the correct potency? The risk for an overdose can be very high. Also these online pharmacies will let anyone buy pain meds online. They do not ask for a prescription or your medical history. They could sell it to a child, a teenager, or a person with a drug addiction. All of this will end in bad results. The FDA also states that it is illegal to purchase or distribute any form of prescription medication without having a prescription or being licensed to do so. So in essence, you are doing something illegal.

There are a few safe places to buy pain meds online. These are the online pharmacies that require a prescription and your medical and allergy history. These websites should have a verifiable street address and a toll free number with live operator assistance. They should also be a licensed pharmacy and have a way for you to check and verify their license. If the online pharmacy is lacking in any of these fields, then you should never purchase from them.

You should never buy pain meds online without a prescription. It has been proven dangerous for many reasons. The safest route is to go to your doctor and get a prescription first. If you can’t do that, then purchase an over the counter pain medication. Your life and safety is much too important to risk anything else.


  1. Amy Reply
    January 31, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    I agree with most of what this article claims; however, there is some misleading information. First, buying medication online without a prescription is not illegal (only buying monitored substances is). Second, some online pharmacies do offer online consultation, and a subsequent prescription; this practice is legal (as the law has to define what constitutes a valid doctor's consultation).

  2. Paige Reply
    July 9, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I agree that this article is not showing the whole story. I used to work for a company here in the US that sells prescription medication online and we were 100% compliant with every law and FDA regulation and had a lot of very satisfied customers.

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