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.
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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
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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 online pharmacies accept U.S. Medicare insurance?
PharmacyChecker is not a pharmacy and does not process prescriptions orders or sell any products. The PharmacyChecker Verification Program evaluates, verifies, and monitors online pharmacies to protect consumers' health.
International online pharmacies advertising prices on our website are approved through the PharmacyChecker Verification Program.
Unfortunately, international online pharmacies do not process U.S. insurance claims for medications. Medications are paid for "out-of-pocket." Although I expect most insurers do not cover the expense under reimbursement, it would not hurt to ask. Patients that shop at our verified online pharmacies do receive invoices (i.e. receipts) for the medications purchased, which can be submitted for reimbursement.
To learn more about international online pharmacies and the important role our verifications play, you may be interested in reading a former Ask PharmacyChecker answer: How come most online pharmacies are not verified by PharmacyChecker.com?Updated November 26, 2019