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The Gift of Low Drug Prices

Written by Rebecca Farley | Reviewed by Lucia Mueller | Posted December 22, 2020

Tis the season to...lower your drug prices? Hear us out. Prescription drug costs in the U.S. are too high. In a 2019 Kaiser Family Foundation poll, 79% of respondents thought U.S. drug prices were unreasonable. The COVID-19 pandemic has only made it worse. A report from Patients for Affordable Drugs found that since July 2020, Big Pharma raised the prices on more than 200 drugs. That’s on top of the 600 drug prices that went up in January 2020. In this economy? Raising drug prices? Not to mention, when asked about recent drug pricing regulation efforts, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said they were a “distraction” from the ultimate goal of the COVID-19 vaccine. Not to mention all the money Pfizer, Moderna, and their little friends are making from their vaccine efforts.

All of that information feels Grinch-y. Surely the Whos down in Whoville weren’t thinking about drug prices! But even Whos can’t afford roast beast if their drug prices are too high. (Although, in general, research shows that people more often forego their medication over more utilitarian expenses like food.)

With that in mind, how about some low drug prices for Christmas? Reviews of PharmacyChecker find that, true to our name, we check the pharmacies and we make sure they are fabulous. Robert C. wrote in March of 2020 on SiteJabber:

"We first started buying drugs in Canada 10 years ago, because our Doctor recommended buying there. A drug my wife used was $1,300 through Medicare, but the same brand was just $90 from Canada. I heard about Pharmacy Checker a few years later and started buying drugs from companies, that they approved. Several of my friends also use Pharmacy Checker [without] any problems. Later there were other costly drugs, that I got for a fraction of the cost I would have paid. Thank you Pharmacy Checker."

George C., in reviewing one of PharmacyChecker’s accredited online pharmacies, wrote:

“Absolutely the best customer service out there. Most, if not all of my prescription[s] have been trouble free, but when i have a question, [customer service] has resolved [my] issues quickly and professionally. Good prices, better service, and prompt delivery.

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How does PharmacyChecker provide low drug prices?

PharmacyChecker’s number one goal is to get you lower drug prices. We do that three ways: 1) our U.S. discount card and coupons; 2) checking the safety Canadian and other international online pharmacy websites; 3) comparing U.S. discount coupon prices vs. those at safe international pharmacies.

Our U.S. Prescription Discount Card

Discount cards can be a gamble. The PharmacyChecker Discount Card, though, offers impressive savings. In July 2020, customers made the following cost-cuts using the PC Discount Card:

  • Consumers saved 99% on 24 tablets of generic Cialis (tadalafil) at pharmacies in Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

  • Consumers saved 99% on 30 tablets of generic Viagra (sildenafil) at pharmacies in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Consumers saved 98% on 90 capsules of Tetracycline at pharmacies in Providence County, Rhode Island.

  • Consumers saved 98% on 90 tablets of generic Zetia (ezetimibe) at pharmacies in Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Accredited Online Pharmacies

Did you know that online pharmacies in other countries have drugs as much as 99% cheaper than drugs in the U.S.? All good things come at a price, though, and in this case, pharmacy websites can come with risk if you’re not vigilant. What PharmacyChecker aims to do is eliminate risk. We monitor and verify online pharmacies for safety.

See List of Accredited Online Pharmacies

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Compare U.S. vs. International Mail Order Pharmacy Prices

Compare prices for drugs like Cialis (tadalafil), Xarelto (rivaroxaban), and Eliquis (apixaban) with our price comparison tool. On PharmacyChecker.com, you can easily compare U.S. discount options vs. international online pharmacy prices. Some insider tips: Usually international websites have the best deal of brand medication. Also, order a 90-day supply of your prescription drugs and sleep easy — even amid clatters on the roof — knowing you won’t face a pharmacy bill for three whole months.

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Patient Assistance Programs

Patient assistance programs aim to help patients with certain chronic conditions afford drugs. They may help you shave money off your drug bill on a regular basis if you enroll (and meet the qualifications). Research indicates that PAPs favor those with health insurance — aka those more likely to afford drugs anyway — over those without. Does that make PAPs useless? Well, no, but they’re certainly not the one-stop-solution to high drug prices.

More information on Patient Assistance Programs

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Compare drug prices among reputable online pharmacies

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