U.S. Internet pharmacy sites are a mixed bag. On the plus side, prices overall are lower than at standard pharmacies — from 10 percent to 50 percent depending on the drug. In addition, the sites offer privacy and convenience versus driving, parking and waiting in line.
Many chain drugstores, like Costco, Kmart or CVS, have online pharmacies that sometimes offer even lower...
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Although they may contribute to good health, vitamins and other supplements aren't regulated as drugs but as food products — meaning quality can vary widely, and you can buy them without prescriptions.
Editor's note: Upon review in 2010, we learned that both DiscountDrugsDepot.com and TwoNationsRx.com had ceased operations. Though they're no longer around, it is possible to find other sites, such as CanadaDrugs.com, offering similar services through an Internet search. Be sure to read the "Warnings and guidelines" section below for tips on selecting an online pharmacy.