Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ
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FAQ's

  1. What are Generic Drugs?

  2. Are Generic Drugs safe?

  3. Why are Generics cheaper than regular popular branded drugs?

  4. Where does World-drug.net ship from?

  5. Is it true that one can save a lot of money if buying prescription drugs over the internet?

  6. Are there any disadvantages to ordering my prescriptions online?

  7. How can I place my order?

  8. How long does it take to ship the drugs to my preferred location?

  9. What are the various payment modes?

  10. Is it safe to use my credit card?

  11. Is there any limit on how much I can buy?

  12. How many people have been harmed from drugs purchased over the Internet?

  13. Are there any disadvantages to ordering my prescriptions online?

  14. How can protect myself while still using these online vendors?

  15. Can an American patient get a medication not approved in the U.S. from a foreign dispenser?

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  1. What are Generic Drugs?

    Generic drugs are prescription medications, which are chemically equivalent to a brand-name product, available under its generic chemical name.

    A generic drug is identical, or bio-equivalent to its branded drug equivalent in dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics and intended use. Although generic drugs are chemically identical to their branded counterparts, they are typically sold at substantial discounts from the branded price.

    According to the Congressional Budget Office, generic drugs save consumers an estimated $8 to $10 billion a year in medication costs. Even more billions are saved when hospitals use generics. (Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration website)

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  2. Are Generic Drugs safe?

    There is no difference in effectiveness, safety or quality between a branded medication and its generic ingredient. The only difference is that it is a lot cheaper, because the generic medications are sourced from other companies and/or the same companies’ branches in other countries. We at World-Drugs.net only source from leading multi-national and FDA-approved health and pharmaceutical companies globally. Hence the safety aspect is never compromised.

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  3. Why are generics cheaper than regular popular branded drugs?

    The same medication with the same generic ingredients is sold under different brand names in different countries, sometimes by the same multi-national company. And more importantly, at different prices, depending on the country, cost of manufacture, marketing investment, distribution and pharmacy chain margins, etc. Since the drug has to be simply manufactured, it saves quite a large amount. There are no R & D, testing, clinical trials, etc. to be done. Hence the company is able to offer the generic version at greatly reduces prices.

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  4. Where does World-Drugs.net ship from?

    World-Drugs.net only sources from leading multi-national and FDA-approved health and pharmaceutical companies globally. This means we procure from only the renowned pharmaceutical companies.

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  5. Is it true that one can save a lot of money if buying prescription drugs over the internet?

    Yes, thats true. In many cases you can find the same drugs that your doctor has prescribed for you on the internet, and at a lower price than you might pay at the local drug store. Even after paying for shipping charges, you end make saving a tidy amount. But of course make sure to buy drugs approved by the FDA.

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  6. Are there any disadvantages to ordering my prescriptions online?

    The most common complaints are late deliveries, goods arriving in damaged conditions, no proper tracking systems and no delivery at all. All these are part and parcel of ordering any goods, whether online or offline. Once you have zeroed down to a reliable Pharmacy then these problems will not be of any great consequence to you.

    In case of no delivery at all, you then have to get your refund from your card company, which is simple enough. The credit card companies always back the customer; in this case you, so there isn't much of a problem there.

    In case of delay you can get in touch with the Pharmacy via phone, fax (toll free mostly) or email.

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  7. How can I place my order?

    Its simple! Just log in to our site by providing us your user name/password. If you are a new user then first register yourself giving al your details accurately especially your address, shipping and billing.

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  8. How long does it take to ship the drugs to my preferred location?

    Depends up on the your location. But at least 2 weeks is required. We ship only by air-mail which approximately takes 14-20 days

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  9. What are the various payment modes?

    Credit card is the most widely used method to pay. It is simple, convenient and the card companies are very helpful in case of delivery problems with the goods.

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  10. Is it safe to use my credit card?

    Absolutely. We have taken every precaution to make sure that your transaction is secure. Our payment gateway is one of the most trusted and popularly used payment gateways on the net and utilizes SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). All account information submitted to us is safely isolated from unauthorized internet access.

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  11. Is there any limit on how much I can buy?

    Yes, you may purchase only a maximum of a 3 months supply of each of your medications. Provided that you have a valid prescription for that medication. If you physican writes a prescription for more than a 3 months supply, or refills are authorized, then we can fill those refills as they come due.

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  12. How many people have been harmed from drugs purchased over the Internet?

    It is impossible to accurately quantify adverse event rates because the monitoring agency's (FDA) postmarketing surveillance system receives reports on only a relatively small percentage of all adverse events caused by drugs. However, as a result of postmarketing surveillance data collected by FDA, we know that the sale of unapproved drugs and the illegal sale of approved drugs over the Internet poses a serious public health risk. We know, for example, of many adverse events resulting from the use of the drug GBL and the date rape drug GHB, which are unapproved drugs sold illegally over the Internet.

    We also know of cases where people choose the Internet for treatment to avoid consulting a health care professional. These consumers, however, run the risk of purchasing inappropriate drugs or unknowingly purchasing counterfeit or sub-potent drugs.

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  13. Are there any disadvantages to ordering my prescriptions online?

    If you’re like most people, you go to the same place to get your prescriptions filled. The local pharmacist has probably gotten to know you, and is familiar with the full regimen of medications that you are taking. It is the pharmacist’s job to notice any drugs that might react badly if taken together and protect you from dangerous drug interactions. While some online pharmacies have questionnaires for you to fill out that attempt to do the same job as your pharmacist, you just can’t be sure in most cases that they are looking out for you like your local pharmacist.

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  14. How can I protect myself while still using these online vendors?

    Many people do buy their prescription drugs online. The key is to take responsibility for knowing all the drugs you are taking, and discussing them with your own doctor so that you have an understanding of potential dangerous interactions. Then get your first prescription filled locally. When you need a refill, you can use the label to make sure that you are ordering and receiving the exact same drug or remedy. Consult your doctor if you are not sure about what you are about to take.

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  15. Can an American patient get a medication not approved in the U.S. from a foreign dispenser?

    As a general matter, it is illegal to import an unapproved drug into the U.S. However, under FDA's personal importation policy, FDA has authorized its inspectors to use their enforcement discretion to allow U.S. residents to import certain products under certain limited conditions. Under this policy, FDA may allow a U.S. resident to bring into this country an unapproved drug for their personal use for a serious condition, if there has been no commercialization or promotion of the drug to U.S. residents.

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