PharmacyChecker.com helps consumers find the lowest prices on prescription medication among licensed U.S. and international pharmacies. We are the only independent company that verifies international online pharmacies and compares prescription drug prices. We were formed in 2002 when our founder, Tod Cooperman, M.D., saw that increasing numbers of Americans were looking on the Internet to save money on medication but did not have adequate information to protect their health. Our verifications and price comparisons have been referenced by AARP Magazine, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many others. We are a stakeholder in the online, consumer-driven healthcare community, seeking a safe Internet environment that promotes innovation and new business models that serve the public health.
Tod Cooperman, MD, Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Dr. Tod Cooperman is a noted researcher, writer, and speaker on consumer healthcare issues. He has testified on health and nutrition issues before subcommittees of the Senate and House of Representatives and has been an invited lecturer at the National Institutes of Health. In addition to founding PharmacyChecker.com, Dr. Cooperman founded Consumerlab.com, the leading independent evaluator of dietary supplements (vitamin, mineral, herbal, and non-herbal) and nutrition products. Dr. Cooperman also founded CareData Reports, Inc., an evaluator of consumer satisfaction with managed care (now a division of J.D. Power and Associates). Dr. Cooperman is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine and received his bachelor's degree in Medical Sciences and Economics from Boston University.
Gabriel Levitt, MA, President and Co-founder
Mr. Levitt provides strategic direction and manages business operations, development, and research. He is a public advocate for prescription drug affordability in America, Internet freedom, and the United Nations. He has testified before Congress on issues relating to access to affordable medicines and Internet freedom, published an op-ed in the New York Times about online pharmacies and personal drug importation, and is the proud author of a chapter in an anthology about defeating the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). He is founder of Prescription Justice, a non-profit organization dedicated to lowering drug prices in America, and is on the board of advisors for the Business Initiative for Health Policy (BIHP). Mr. Levitt is president emeritus of the United Nations Association Brooklyn Chapter. Mr. Levitt received his M.A. in International Relations from American University and a bachelor's degree in International Relations and Political Science from Roger Williams University.
Shivam Patel, PharmD, BSPS, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Verification and Information
Dr. Patel manages and oversees the PharmacyChecker Verification Program. Dr. Shivam Patel provides expert knowledge regarding safe pharmacy practice, quality assurance, drug safety, and patient access to affordable medication. He is a registered pharmacist in Massachusetts and has experience in the community and hospital pharmacy settings. Dr. Patel has worked at Brigham and Women's hospital, Partners Healthcare, CVS Health, and Stallergenes Greer as the Senior Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety Associate. At Stallergenes he was responsible for quality review, analysis, preparation, and completion of labeling, narrative and submission reports of serious adverse events (SAEs) in order to meet regulatory requirements compliant with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Patel received a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies from Northeastern University. Dr. Patel was a Professional Pharmacy Practice Laboratory Instructor at Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy.
Andrew Brown, PharmD
Dr. Brown advises PharmacyChecker.com on its Verification Program. Previously, he worked for Walgreens as a community pharmacist providing care to diverse patient populations and in pharmaceutical compounding with a concentration on sterile compounding QA/QC. Certified in aseptic compounding, he has extensive experience in various cGMP practices pertaining to Outsourcing Facilities, Good Documentation Practices (GDP), and performing CAPA and Root Cause Analysis. He is a member of the American Society for Quality and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Andrew received his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from Albany College of Pharmacy.
Pharmacy prices are periodically gathered electronically using proprietary Web crawling technology or price feeds from online pharmacies. PC tries to match and show prices for similar products in comparative fashion wherever possible.
Pharmacy licenses are checked directly with appropriate local pharmacy boards.
PharmacyChecker.com provides detailed information profiles of online pharmacies. Policies, procedures, contact information, and other information about online pharmacies are collected directly from the sites and then sent to these sites for review and verification.
Ownership, Affiliations, and Sources of Revenue
PharmacyChecker.com, LLC is a privately held company based in Westchester County, New York. PharmacyChecker.com is not affiliated with any pharmacy or with any manufacturer or distributor of health products. It is an affiliate of ConsumerLab.com, an independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutrition products. PharmacyChecker.com also runs MedicareDrugPlans.com, a site that allows consumers to compare, discuss, and rate Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. Revenues are derived from fees generated from the Verification Program, pharmacy listings, and advertising.
PC welcomes input from any interested party (e.g., consumer groups, retailers, healthcare professionals, academic and commercial researchers, manufacturers, government agencies, trade groups, etc.) on its evaluations and reporting. Comments and questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.