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.
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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.
Which CIPA pharmacy has the lowest price for QVAR inhalers and Ventolin HFA inhalers?
Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) membership is open to qualifying Canadian pharmacies, ones that sell medication online and work with partner pharmacies in other countries. CIPA is a trade association of Canadian pharmacies that has online pharmacy standards similar but not identical to PharmacyChecker.com.
Many—but not all—CIPA members are in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program. The converse is true as well. See PharmacyChecker's standards for online pharmacy practice.
PharmacyChecker.com provides price comparisons among verified international online pharmacies that sell QVAR 40 mcg, QVAR 50 mcg, and QVAR 100 mcg for much less than your local pharmacy. One QVAR 40 mcg inhaler is around $50 internationally, which you can see when you compare prices among PharmacyChecker-verified pharmacies. In the U.S., one inhaler is around $150 with a discount coupon. That means you can save up to 70% by ordering your inhalers online.
Ventolin HFA 90 mcg is also available through PharmacyChecker-verified international online pharmacies. The average price in the U.S. is $71.28 per inhaler. You can find Ventolin HFA 90 mcg for as little as $0.07 per dose.
Alternatively, to view PharmacyChecker-verified international online pharmacies and compare prices for QVAR and Ventolin, enter the drug name in the "Compare Drug Prices" box, click on the search icon, then follow the prompts to a list of pharmacies that offer it.
If you are unsure whether an online pharmacy is PharmacyChecker-verified, please contact PharmacyChecker.com before placing an order. You can see an example of PharmacyChecker.com's seal below.