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.
Is there a limit to the amount of medication I can order online?
Online pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program shipping internationally may dispense up to a three-month supply of a non-controlled substance pursuant to a valid prescription for which the prescriber permits a three-month supply. Canadian and other international pharmacies in our program are prohibited from dispensing controlled substances, as defined by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), to consumers in the U.S.
U.S. pharmacies are permitted to mail over a three-month supply of non-controlled medication, per the quantity prescribed and state laws; and, if they possess a valid DEA license can sell controlled drugs as well, in compliance with the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Protection Act if done via the internet.
For questions about prescription processing practices and the actual dispensing of prescriptions, your chosen pharmacy needs to be contacted directly. PharmacyChecker's website can help with that!
To view online pharmacies and compare prices on www.pharmacychecker.com, enter the name of the medication in the "Compare Drug Prices" box, click on the search icon, then follow the prompts to a list of verified pharmacies that offer it.
After selecting an online pharmacy, simply click on the pharmacy's logo displayed to be directed to the pharmacy's website.
Pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program are also required to provide consumers with access to a pharmacist for consultation. PharmacyChecker Verification Program standards also require that the pharmacy clearly publish a working telephone number and valid mailing address on their website. Most members have a "Contact Us" option on their websites, which typically includes their business hours. Some pharmacies also have a "Live Chat" option allowing you to ask questions while on the pharmacy's website.
Upon selecting a pharmacy of your choice, you can contact the pharmacy and ask to speak to a pharmacist for information about your specific prescription.Updated November 26, 2019