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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.
What if the doctor prescribes a medication I need to start that same day?
You'll need to use a local pharmacy. For situations when you need medications immediately, 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 through the Discount Drug Network to help you find a discounted price at a pharmacy near you.
To search for local U.S. drug prices,
- enter the medication name in the "Compare Drug Prices" above and to the right,
- click on the search icon, scroll to the bottom of the page
- select "Search U.S. Local Pharmacy Pricing."
- enter your zip code
- select the pharmacy
- print the discount card
- bring it to your local pharmacy with your prescription
Many local pharmacies take part in the Discount Drug Network program and you'll likely find a discounted price, but PharmacyChecker.com does not guarantee or play any role in negotiating the final price you are charged at the pharmacy.
You also might try calling the three pharmacies nearest you to get the best price.