Do you want to know what medications are the most popular in online pharmacy services? Why people become regular clients of Canadian e-pharmacies? The team of Azmedications.com receives dozens of similar questions related to the operation of our website, the statistics and interesting facts concerning our business. We gathered the most interesting statistical facts about our work, consumer behavior and results of our anonymous surveys. We also used the statistical data of ASOP Global polling firm.
Interesting facts about the global online pharmacy market:
1. Only 4% of online pharmacies comply with U.S. laws
According to the report of ASOP Global, there are about 35,000 working online pharmacies. About 96% of them have no license to work in the United States, because there is no compliance with U.S. federal laws or pharmacy standards. Most legal online pharmacies are located in Canada.
2. Only 27% of consumers know about online pharmacies
Regular clients of online pharmacy services are people up to 40 years with average incomes (about $80,000 of annual income for one household). An interesting fact: about 70% of these young regular customers use social media and that’s how they find out about legal online pharmacies, discounts and offers. 74% of these consumers return after buying the first medication online.
3. 88% of online pharmacy customers do not consult their doctor before buying meds
Despite all our recommendations, most customers trust the descriptions and buy meds for using without consulting a doctor first.
Top 5 medicine-related facts every customer should know!
1. Drink pills with water — doctors approve
Do you want to know why doctors advise to drink drugs only with clean water, not with juice or milk? Because it doesn’t contain any elements For example, if you drink some pills with milk, it will lose its effectiveness and will simply not work. But a couple of hundred years ago in the United States people were recommended to swallow pills with beer. In the 19th century beer was considered as a disinfectant capable of strengthening immunity and increasing the overall tone of the body.
2. Vaseline was used for removing stains from upholstery
In 1872, the American chemist Robert August Chesebrough, patented the process of production of Vaseline. But initially this ointment was not used at all as a laxative remedy. Vaseline has been widely used as a stain remover for furniture upholstery. But a year later, the scientist made a conclusion about the healing properties of Vaseline. If to take it orally it works as a perfect laxative. If to apply Vaseline as an ointment, it promotes the healing of damaged skin.
3. Viagra had to be a heart medication
In the early 1990’s, Pfizer decided to bring the new cardiac drug on the market — Sildenafil Citrate to the pharmaceutical market. However, the clinical trials of this drug ended in failure — it did not provide any healing effects on the heart. At the same time, representatives of the male control group noted that the use of the drug caused them anxiety. Sildenafil Citrate instead of improving blood supply to the heart turned out to be effective with the increased blood flow to male reproductive organs. This was how Viagra appeared.
4. Coca Cola used to be a forbidden pharmaceutical product
In 1886, pharmacist John Stith Pemberton introduced in the United States a new broad-spectrum medication intended to treat diseases of the nervous system, impotence, as well as to relieve pain symptoms of various origins. The drug was a mixture of leaves of coca and cola trees in a proportion of 3: 1. 17 years after the appearance on the Coca-Cola drink on the market, manufacturers were accused of aiding and abetting anxiety of townspeople arranged under the influence of a stuffy substance that was part of the beverage — the coca juice. Coca-Cola’s production technology has been changed, and cocaine was previously removed from coca in the processing of fresh coca leaves.
5. Ketchup was sold in American pharmacies
In the 1820, an ordinary ketchup was sold in American pharmacies. It was considered as a remedy for the treatment of eczema and baldness, and even was patented as a medicine. Although today ketchup is used in cooking, not in medicine. However, one of the key components of any ketchup — lycopene pigment is very useful for a human body because it’s rich in with antioxidants. Even in fresh tomatoes, the concentration of lycopene is much lower than in ketchup. Today, you can buy lycopene in an online pharmacy in the form of pills.
As you can see, our online pharmacy tries to satisfy all customer needs, even if it concerns their urge for education and interesting facts about our business and common medications.