Buying Viagra online: is it safe?

What about buying from Canada?

All drugs sold in Canada and other developed countries with which we have trade agreements have strict regulatory procedures for drug approval. They also license pharmacies in the same way as in the US. In other words, there's no quality different between the outlets you can buy from nor the drugs you can buy. It's absolutely safe.

What about driving to Canada?

The FDA permits private individuals to travel to Canada and buy up to three months supply of drugs for their own personal use. Even though the pharmaceutical industry has been aggressively lobbying all lawmakers to outlaw the practice, there are no health and safety issues at stake. More importantly, there are treaty-obligations creating a free-trade area so goods should flow across the border without too many restrictions. Protecting the drug industry's profit margins is not a safety issue.

Why are drugs cheaper in Canada?

You typically save between 30 and 40% on retail prices because the price protectionism that applies in America does not apply in Canada.

Why are drugs even cheaper when you buy online?

Because instead of paying for individual drugstores, distribution and labor costs, you buy from a centralized facility with low overheads.

So why not buy your Viagra online?

Because not all the internet sites you find on a general search are legitimate. When you physically go into a store, you have a sense whether it's a genuine shop selling approved drugs. For a few dollars, anyone can produce a website that claims to sell Viagra online. They take in money and either just disappear or send out fakes. You are more vulnerable to being scammed. The pills sent out may be harmless but it's not unknown for some illegal operations to send out dangerous substances. That's why you should always protect yourself by buying through site like this where the pharmacies have all been verified. Research shows only about 5% of sites are scams.

What are the safety issues about delivery?

The best international pharmacies have state-of-the-art facilities and absolutely everything that happens within their warehouses guarantees your safety. The question is then what happens when the drugs leave this protected environment. If the pharmacy uses one of the best international courier services, there's no cause for concern. The couriers will always take the steps necessary to keep the drugs in a temperature-controlled environment, free from the risks of contamination. But if you opt for conventional mail, your package can be thrown into a sack and put through a less caring process to deliver it to your mail box. It's not unknown for packages to be delivered damaged or to look alright but to have been left out in the sun when being offloaded from an aircraft. This does not of itself make it dangerous to buy Viagra online — research shows less than 5% of packages are damaged in transit — but you should shade the odds in your favor by using the best pharmacists.