Need primer for getting prescriptions and buying drugs online.
June 14, 2011 9:52 PM Subscribe
Lost my job and health insurance (and moved far away from my doctor anyway), would like to re-up online for getting prescriptions written and ordered. Can this be legitimately done?
posted by mreleganza to health & fitness (6 answers total)
The other askme's I've found don't quiiite answer my question (plus they are pretty old).
I recently moved from one part of the USA to another after being laid off. I lost my health insurance too, and I'm out of my prescriptions.
My previous doctor was good, but (perhaps to his credit) he would generally refuse to order me refills longer than 30 days without a visit.
I do understand the importance of seeing a doctor regularly, but (perhaps to my debit) right now I'd like to just be more or less rubber-stamped for the prescriptions I used to be on, and I'd really rather not spend several hours at a free/cheap clinic to get a doctor to write me new scripts if I can avoid it.
What I would really like is a legit, positively-reviewed one-stop online shop for my medicinal needs. That is, consult a doctor *online,* have him or her write the script, and then they can ship it to me. Or another online pharmacy can.
Can anyone recommend sites for accomplishing this? Previous askme's have dealt with script-free online drug sellers, but I'd be really reluctant to go that route unless multiple mefites attested to it. Previous Askmes have also recommended drugbuyers.com, but that site seems to be shuttered.
Cliff Notes: If it is possible, how/where can I get a doctor to write scripts for me online? If it matters, I am looking at getting my Valturna (or a cheaper high blood pressure medication, Valturna's really expensive) and Citalopram for depression.
I understand that YANAD and that my proposed shortcutty request is not optimal.