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.
What if the doctor prescribes a medication I need to start that same day?
If your doctor prescribes a medication you have to start immediately, you'll need to use a local pharmacy. For situations when you need medications right away, mail-order online pharmacies, especially international online pharmacies, are not an option.
However, in addition to verifying online pharmacies that send you medications by mail and comparing drug prices among approved pharmacies, our website offers a tool to search local U.S. pharmacy prices to help you find a discounted price at a pharmacy near you.
Search U.S. Pharmacy Discount Coupons if You Need Your Medication Right Away
- Enter the medication name in "Compare Drug Prices" search in the upper, righthand corner
- Click on the search icon, scroll to the bottom of the drug price comparison page
- Enter your ZIP Code
- Select the pharmacy
- Print the PharmacyChecker discount card
- Bring the coupon to your local pharmacy with your prescription to obtain your discount
You also might try calling the three pharmacies nearest you to get the best price.Updated November 21, 2019