PharmacyChecker experts answer consumer questions related to affording lower-cost, prescription medications.
We help people afford the medication they need by verifying online pharmacies and comparing their prices. Drug prices are out of control. Americans face the highest medication prices in the world. That's why millions of Americans choose to buy medication from other countries.
Our Panel of Experts
Tod Cooperman, MD
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Dr. Tod Cooperman is a noted researcher, writer, and speaker on consumer healthcare issues.
Gabriel Levitt, MA
President and Co-Founder
Mr. Levitt oversees all business operations, development and research. He is a public advocate for prescription drug affordability.
Shivam Patel, PharmD, BSPS, RPh
Director of Pharmacy Verification and Information
Dr. Patel provides expert knowledge regarding safe pharmacy practice, quality assurance, drug safety, and patient access to affordable medication.
The information provided on Ask PharmacyChecker is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, nor is it an endorsement of any product or service.
If you are considering purchasing medication from outside the U.S., be aware that, in most circumstances, it is technically not legal for individuals to import prescription drugs; however, U.S. government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted.
Are there safe online pharmacies in Mexico?
Currently, there are no online pharmacies in Mexico that are verified by PharmacyChecker.com.
One reason is that many online pharmacies located in Mexico do not require prescriptions for medications that require one in the United States. Also, due to weak regulations, the quality of generic medicines in Mexico was at one time a serious issue. Recent improvements in Mexico's pharmaceutical regulations and enforcement of those regulations has vastly improved Mexico's outlook for generics.
A licensed pharmacy in Mexico, with the requisite prescription requirements, and subject to inspection, could potentially qualify for the PharmacyChecker Verification Program.
Traveling to Mexico to Buy Medication
It's well-known that many Americans travel to Mexico for brand-name medications, which are sold at a fraction of the U.S. price tag. This is in addition to other lower-cost health medical services. Patients will find that many of those brand-name medicines sold in Mexico are the exact same ones sold in the U.S., the only difference being cost!
Safely Ordering Medication Online
When it comes to online ordering of medication, we recommend you only shop at pharmacies that are verified by a credentialing group, such as PharmacyChecker.com.
PharmacyChecker.com was established in 2003 to help consumers find qualified online pharmacies. Eligible pharmacies may apply to the PharmacyChecker Verification Program in which they are verified for licensure and standards of pharmacy practice and monitored for continued compliance with program standards. Websites authorized to publish the PharmacyChecker Seal market and sell prescription drugs dispensed from licensed pharmacies in good standing in the countries where they are located. Our program currently verifies pharmacies in the following countries: Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, Mauritius, the UK, and the U.S.
You can use the information provided by PharmacyChecker.com to find licensed online pharmacies and compare their prices listed on most medicines.
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