In the United States, board-certified physicians can issue online prescriptions for certain types of medications. However, licensed physicians are only allowed to write an electronic prescription in states where the prac... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act, doctors cannot legally prescribe drugs to a patient unless the doctor has conducted an in-person physical exam of the patient and reviewed the patient's medical history, accordi... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

You get an online prescription from your doctor if the health care provider uses e-prescriptions and your pharmacy receives them, according to As of December 2015, 93 percent of pharmacies a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases
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