Whether we like it or not, we all need medicine. It often happens when we least expect it and often when we are not in the best shape to get it. We live in the age of internet, and while no online experience will ever replace a physical examination, there is a need for a better way to buy medicine that doesn’t involve the need to go to a pharmacy. Of course, big pharmacies in the UK also run shops that allow us to buy medicine directly from them.
What about the needs that lie between any other pharmacy and that which depends on a visit to the doctor? The Independent Pharmacy seems to address those needs, while also offering great deals on medicine.
The concept is simple. Instead of offering medicine based on names, you can shop by condition or simply seek advice. For example, if you are about to go on a mountain climb or a hiking expedition, simply look up Altitude Sickness. Not only does the website explain what it is, and what causes it, it also helps you with tips that are not medicine focused. They are simple and common sense tips, such as staying hydrated, resting, etc.
So, is this just another dodgy website that will let you buy medicine that you can’t get at your local pharmacy? Not quite. To begin with, you can only really get over the counter medicine here, and nothing that will only be prescribed to you by your doctor.
The ordering process is also not quite the same as ordering something off any online store. It involves the following:
- Select your treatment.
- Complete a health based questionnaire.
- Your answers are reviewed by a healthcare professional
- After that you get a delivery to your door
- Easy re-ordering process.
There is also an online chat service available as well as the option of email for those who seek more advice on medicine as well as treatments.