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
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
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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 Canadian pharmacies have the fastest free shipping?
PharmacyChecker.com publishes a pharmacy profile for each pharmacy in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program to provide consumers with specific details, such as particular shipping locations, costs, and payment methods accepted by the pharmacy. Because we do not single out specific pharmacies, we recommend that consumers look through the shipping times offered.
To find the pharmacy profile for an online pharmacy, go to the Online Pharmacy Reviews and Pharmacy Ratings page. Click on "View Pharmacy Profile" under the pharmacy logo of interest. You can also access this information on the pricing pages by clicking on the "Details" link under each pharmacy logo.
For more detailed shipping information, you can access each individual pharmacy's website by clicking on the pharmacy's logo. This will direct you to their website, which will provide instructions for how to contact the pharmacist using the "Contact Us" information. Some pharmacies will also have a "Live Chat" option that allows you to ask questions regarding shipping costs and transit times and receive answers in real time.
Be advised that medication ordered from outside the U.S. can normally take 2-3 weeks to arrive. If ordering medication from India, it can take even longer. If you need your medication quickly, then you should consult your local pharmacy, and then you may want to purchase more internationally for future use.
You may be interested in a past Ask PharmacyChecker answer: What if the doctor prescribes a medication I need to start that same day?
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