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Is there an online pharmacy I can consult for pain managment?
I have chronic back problems, but I don't have insurance to go to the doctor. Is there an online pharmacy that is reputable where I could get a consult and some help without physically seeing a doctor?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Unfortunately, not any more... You once could do this easily, but the DEA is cracking down on those businesses and imprisoning those doctors for lengthy periods of time. Also, most of these ops are fly-by-nights who will either send you counterfeit (and possibly dangerous) pills, use your credit card to commit fraud, or they are fronts put up by the DEA to catch people who traffick in these drugs.
Another problem is that if you can find a pharmacy that will sell you schedule III drugs, US Customs is well aware of the names of these companies and will seize packages sent from them. They also may send the police to your door, which really sucks and is never good!
The only legitimate pharmacy I know of is drugstore.com, but they do require a handwritten prescription/fax from a licensed US physician.
The only thing you can find these days that may actually get to you are things like tramadol, phentermine, and other similar drugs. No Vicodin, Morphine, or even Tylenol 3. If you live close to the Canadian border, you can buy Tylenol 1 or 2 over the counter. If you live close to Mexico, you can buy Demerol and other strong opioids OTC, and legally carry a 90 day supply across the border.
Feel free to search for what you want, but buyer beware. Look on Rip-Off Reports if you don't believe me - you'll see thousands of people who got completely screwed by online pain pharmacies. Good luck.
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- gillianproweLv 71 decade ago
Umm, my disc danced this morning so I am double the pain killers than normal. However I saw something on the Internet News Site, about consulting a Doctor via the video Internet and how it saves the money. Unfortunately I cannot recall if it was CNN Health?