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dalej42
04-08-2009, 05:48 PM
I'm thinking that Viagra and other such drugs are sold by online pharmacies where the 'patient' has no contact with the doctor. Is this true? Like most people, I receive hundreds of Viagra spam messages.

Do many people actually walk into a doctor's office and ask for a prescription and take it to their local pharmacist?

Markxxx
04-08-2009, 06:24 PM
Isn't Viagra sold over the counter in the UK, or at least at certain pharacies there?

I've seen other online pharmacies which have an online consultation with a doctor. In other words you fill out a form and it's read by a doctor and the doctor then approves or denies the prescription.

Hirka T'Bawa
04-08-2009, 10:28 PM
I don't have experience with any online pharmacies (don't take any medication, and I don't trust those type of online pharmacies anyhow), but I can tell you that in the pharmacy I work at we do fill a decent amount of scrips for Viagra. So, there are plenty of people who get real scrips for Viagra, and then go to their local pharmacy to get it filled.

As a side note, Viagra is pretty expensive, most people who fill it only get about 8 tablets at a time.

chaoticbear
04-08-2009, 11:00 PM
IME, ED drugs are actually easy to get from doctors - there is of course the stigma of telling your doctor you need it, but the two doctors I have discussed it with haven't had any problem cranking out a prescription for it.

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