Want to save money by using Canadian drug stores?
Looking for lower prescription Canadian drug prices? Use our tips and information for finding a reputable Canadian pharmacy online and save money purchasing Canada drugs. Please let us know we missed any Canadian drug stores or tips you’d like to share.
This web page was recently listed as #1 in an article about buying prescription meds online “50 of the Best Sites with Information on Prescription Drugs” by MedicalInsurance.org.
What Canadian Pharmacy To Look For…
- Is the pharmacy licensed and regulated in its home country?
- Does the pharmacy require a written, signed prescription from the patient’s doctor?
- Are the items for sale made by leading brand-name manufacturers?
- Does the pharmacy have a licensed pharmacist reviewing the order and answering questions if needed?
- Does the pharmacy guarantee patient privacy and confidentiality of all pharmacy records?
Compare Canadian Drug Prices at These Affordable Canadian Drug Store Sites
- Accepts orders online, via phone, fax, or mail
- Lowest Price Guarantee
- Satisfaction Guarantee
- Certified by CIPA and IPABC
Or call 1.866.539.5330
Planet Drugs Direct
Planet drugs direct is a Canadian prescription referral service, not a pharmacy that serves international customers.
- Accepts orders online, via fax, or mail
- Certified by CIPA
Or call 1.888.791.3784
Universal Drugstore is an international prescription service.
- Free Shipping
- 30-day return guarantee
- Certified by CIPA
Or call 1.866.456.2456
A Swan Song for Medicare
This is for the 14 million seniors who, like me, have a chronic illness and no prescription drug coverage. Bush’s heralded Medicare Drug Benefit will do little but transfer almost a trillion dollars from our pockets to the insurance and drug companies.
Unfortunately, the bill is fiscally irresponsible and puts a huge spike into the coffin of Medicare. Although, the bill does help seniors somewhat. (Watch April 1, 2007, 60 Minutes feature.).
Bush’s newest [March 2003] heralded Medicare Prescription Benefit is even souring members of his party by asking seniors to leave Medicare and their doctors if they want a drug benefit. Many of us must continue to look North if we’re to afford both food and medicine.
Here’s the scoop on Canadian Pharmacies…
After investigating several Canadian pharmacies, my wife and I paid $624.77 for a three-month supply of drugs at an online Vancouver registered pharmacy. These same drugs cost us $1,208.04 buying at Walgreen’s, Target, and Kmart where we shopped for the lowest prices.
That’s a saving of $583.27 which includes a Canadian physician’s rewriting your doctor’s prescriptions – required by Canuck law – personal consultations, and shipping.
Chances are, you can save 25 to 80 percent buying your drugs in Canada.
In spite of a much stronger Canadian dollar, there are still big savings to be had across the board. A 100-day supply of Celebrex 200 mg is $151 in Canada, about $262 at your corner drug store. Nexium is $280 (112 pills) there, $584 here. Lipitor 20 mg is $134 there, $449 here. Have your doctor write 40 mg Lipitor, cut them in half, and pay only $67.
There is nothing dangerous or criminal about buying drugs in Canada. For years, Americans have been driving across the border to buy prescription drugs at lower government-regulated Canadian prices. Now, Canadian drugstores are marketing mail-order drugs directly, offering anyone in the US with a valid US prescription the benefits of Canadian price controls. As of 2005, two million American seniors are taking advantage of these huge savings.
No One Wants to Arrest Granny
What’s the catch? If Big Pharma had its way, customs and the FDA would be confiscating all imported drugs, crying that the government can’t guarantee their safety. But that just isn’t the case. Your pharmaceuticals come in the same sealed packages you get at your corner drugstore.
Anyway, it would be politically incorrect to arrest grandma for trying to make ends meet. Some members of Congress even encourage the practice by listing Canadian pharmacies on their Web sites.
Here’s how it works. For current prices, either call or visit the Web sites [see below] of some of the many reputable Canadian drug stores offering this service. Since each store has different prices as well as varying shipping costs, etc., comparisons can be tricky.
Most, however, end up within a few dollars of one another.
Once you decide on a druggist, simply fax your prescriptions for a 90-day supply, renewable in three months. In my case, a doctor then called and reviewed each script with me. Furnish your credit card number and you’ll have your drugs in a week. At an average of at least 40 percent off what you have been paying her.
Services vary. Some charge for shipping, some don’t. You can get automatic refills for up to a year. And prices are in US dollars. This has become a very competitive business with over a billion dollars changing hands across the border last year. I’d suggest that you pick two or three pharmacies from the list below, compare prices, and order.