Being able to purchase prescription drugs online is a great convenience for many people. Online pharmacies may also be more affordable because of the volume of business they do. However, not all medications may be legally purchased online. The United States Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration warns that the online purchase of sedatives, such as sleeping pills, requires a valid prescription. If you don't have one, it's considered illegal and may possibly result in jail time.
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Things you need
- Computer with Internet connection
See a doctor. A doctor is the only medical professional who can determine, based on expert opinion, that you require sleeping pills. You should inform your doctor of whatever problems you're having that would warrant a prescription.
Obtain a prescription from your doctor. The prescription is necessary when purchasing sleeping pills online; it's your proof that you require the medication.
Locate an online pharmacy using a search engine. You can determine the pharmacy's credentials (look for reviews and complaints), and explore payment methods, including using your health insurance.
Submit your prescription to the pharmacy. Depending on the pharmacy's policy, you may submit the prescription by fax, mail, e-mail or physician call-in.
Select a shipping method and pay for your order.
Tips and warnings
- If the pharmacy doesn't request a prescription for the sleeping pills, it's illegal for you to purchase them.
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