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
Dr. Patel provides expert knowledge regarding safe pharmacy practice, quality assurance, drug safety, and patient access to affordable medication.
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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.
Is the Crestor sold online the authentic, brand-name Crestor?
The Crestor listed on PharmacyChecker.com is the authentic, brand-name Crestor.
Crestor (rosuvastatin) is a prescription medication that reduces levels of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) and triglycerides in the blood, while increasing levels of "good" cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein, or HDL).
Crestor is a registered trademark of AstraZeneca. Brand-name Crestor sold in the U.S., is a product made in Germany and the UK, manufactured by a company called CordenPharma GmbH.
Many medications are manufactured and distributed by multinational drug companies with facilities throughout the world. The key to getting "real" brand-name Crestor is to buy it from a licensed pharmacy, whether that's in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., or India.
Currently, 30 tablets of Crestor 10 mg can cost you as much as $175 ($5.83 per pill) at your local U.S. pharmacy—and that's with a coupon. You can find brand-name Crestor 10 mg for $0.27/pill when comparing prices on PharmacyChecker.com. That's over a 95% savings.
Medications sold outside the United States—except for the labeling, which will almost always be different—are the exact same or foreign versions of the ones sold here. Medications that are produced lawfully, under government regulations, such as those mandated by the European Medicines Agency, Therapeutic Products Directorate, a division of Health Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are determined to be safe and effective.
The U.S. recognizes 25 countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, as having regulatory oversight as well as pharmaceutical regulatory systems comparable in sophistication and stringency to that of the U.S. This is premise widely supported by the FDA and the American pharmaceutical industry.
If you're buying Crestor online, especially internationally, make sure it's from a pharmacy verified by PharmacyChecker.
We strongly recommend that you do not buy medications online from websites that have not been verified by PharmacyChecker.com or another qualified credentialing group. For more on the important role our verifications play, please read our post on why you can trust PharmacyChecker.com.Updated November 26, 2019