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
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Gabriel Levitt, MA
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Shivam Patel, PharmD, BSPS, RPh
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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.
Are Repatha and/or Praluent available through Canadian pharmacies?
Repatha and Praluent are already available through Canadian pharmacies. Verified online pharmacies in our program offer Repatha and Praluent for pickup only due to the very special refrigeration storage requirements for these medications.
Repatha 140 mg/ml is currently $649.00 on PharmacyChecker.com. That's 44% cheaper than the average U.S. retail price.
Repatha and Praluent are both known as PCSK9 inhibitors, a class of injectable drugs that are known to greatly lower cholesterol levels. They may be used alone or in combination with a statin, a class of lipid-lowering medications, also known as HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors.
If you are located outside of Canada and are looking for ways to save on Repatha and/or Praluent, you may be interested in using PharmacyChecker.com's search tool to find patient assistance programs. Many pharmaceutical companies offer assistance with the cost of medications through patient assistance programs.
Another option to find savings on your medications is to search online for rebates or coupons that can be used at local pharmacy in the U.S. using services, such as NeedyMeds or GoodRx. These sites may provide savings and make the medication more affordable.Updated November 26, 2019