Internet — 13 April 2013

Why do people buy drugs online

Buying medicines online has become quite common in many American and European countries. It is definitely one of the significant outcomes of fast spreading internet culture. Nowadays, more and more people are using internet services for health reasons. In fact, according to one estimate, health is the sixth biggest factor behind people’s access to internet. Buying drugs online is a part of this ever-growing trend.

People buy medicines online for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, people often need drugs home, when they are not well and wish someone to deliver drugs at their doorstep. “Delivery at doorstep” is an inherent feature of online purchasing and hence suits people who not willing to step out to buy medicines.

The other reason behind buying drugs online is the fact that people can compare prices at different sites and can go for the best bargain for themselves. It gives them freedom to compare and buy drugs at their own will and that too with minimum fuss. Besides, online purchasing means access to all kind of drugs is only a click away. While all drugs may not be available in one shop if one goes personally there or the shop can be quite far away from their place.

Buying online drugs saves a lot of time, energy and fuel, and hence becomes a convenient choice for people who live far away from the market, lead busy lives or live out of a suitcase. They can easily order drugs even at midnight without disturbing anyone.

Another major reason behind online drugs shopping is the easier access to written product information about the drugs which is generally not possible to access in store-front pharmacies. Buying drugs online is quite an attractive bid for the old people who live alone. They can simply order drugs online and can get their medicines at their doorstep.

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Written by Ritu Insaan

A homemaker, social worker and a mother, Ritu Insaan holds an MBA degree in Public Health. She has worked in the rural areas of northern India for the upliftment of less privileged sections of society. Whenever she finds free time amidst her busy schedule, she does freelance writing for a number of websites.

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Ritu Insaan

A homemaker, social worker and a mother, Ritu Insaan holds an MBA degree in Public Health. She has worked in the rural areas of northern India for the upliftment of less privileged sections of society. Whenever she finds free time amidst her busy schedule, she does freelance writing for a number of websites.

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