Magazine article Drug Topics

Web Medical Sites, Drugstores On-Line: How Do They Rate?

Magazine article Drug Topics

Web Medical Sites, Drugstores On-Line: How Do They Rate?

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Health-care/medical sites are among the most popular destinations on the Web, with three in five home Internet users saying they visited such sites in the past year, according to a study by PC Data Online, a Reston, Va., Web measurement and analysis firm. Almost 60% of respondents who visited health-care/medical sites in the past year did so for information concerning symptoms for diagnostic purposes. Another 56% went for information on general medical issues, 43% visited for information on wellness and fitness, and 42% sought prescription information.

However, in a poll among 1,618 U.S. home Internet users, PC Data Online found that only about 7% have had an Rx filled at an on-line pharmacy. The survey also revealed that only about 13% have purchased nonprescription medications on-line.

According to a separate undercover study conducted by the health-care investment research firm Irving Levin Associates Inc., New Canaan, Conn., the meager savings of time and money the Internet snafus, and poor customer service cancel out the convenience of shopping at dot-com drugstores. …

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