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.
Do the online pharmacies listed on PharmacyChecker pay a fee?
A fee is required for an online pharmacy to apply to the PharmacyChecker.com Verification Program, and, if approved, to continued to be monitored and list on the PharmacyChecker.com website. PharmacyChecker was established in 2003 to help consumers find qualified online pharmacies in the U.S., Canada and abroad and the lowest drug prices available online.
The PharmacyChecker Verification Program
Online pharmacies are verified for high standards of online pharmacy practice before acceptance into the program and listed on PharmacyChecker.com. Qualifications and credentials are re-checked on an ongoing basis and a monthly monitoring fee is required. These fees cover our administrative costs and allow PharmacyChecker to provide information to patients for free.
Lawfully-manufactured, High Quality Medication from Online Pharmacies
Peer-reviewed and independent research demonstrates that when consumers use PharmacyChecker-verified pharmacies to buy medications purchased online (foreign or domestic), they receive lawfully-manufactured, high-quality medication, pursuant to a valid prescription, typically at a much lower price than available at local U.S. pharmacies.
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