The Modern Era: Online Pharmacy and Self Medication: Review

Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 2011; Vol. 1: Issue 1, Pg 04-08

20 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2017

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Vikas Chaurasia

VBS Purvanchal University

Akhilesh Gupta

Independent

Saurabh Pal

VBS Purvanchal University

Date Written: June 29, 2017

Abstract

Internet pharmacy is also known as online pharmacy, cyber pharmacy, e pharmacy, and virtual pharmacy/drugstores intended to help pharmacists and others to identify the legal and professional requirements. Since about the year 1999, a growing number of internet pharmacies have been established worldwide. Many of these pharmacies are similar to community pharmacies and in fact many of them are actually operated by brick and mortar community pharmacies that serve consumers online, hence, walk in their door. It was found that some customers consider this method to be more convenient and private method rather than traveling to a community drugstore. Internet pharmacies are also recommended to some patients by their physicians if they are homebound. The present review focus on the present role of online pharmacy and self medication as well as its future prospects.

Keywords: Online Pharmacy, Self Medication, Cyber Pharmacy, e-Pharmacy, Virtual Pharmacy and Drugstore

Suggested Citation

Chaurasia, Vikas and Gupta, Akhilesh and Pal, Saurabh, The Modern Era: Online Pharmacy and Self Medication: Review (June 29, 2017). Asian J. Pharm. Tech. 2011; Vol. 1: Issue 1, Pg 04-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2994946

Vikas Chaurasia (Contact Author)

VBS Purvanchal University ( email )

Shahganj Road
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India
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Akhilesh Gupta

Independent

No Address Available

Saurabh Pal

VBS Purvanchal University ( email )

Shahganj Road
Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh 222001
India

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