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How to Safely Access Abortion Pills Online
Junio 03, 2021
Ensuring that people access only safe websites for abortion consultation and prescriptions is critical to reproductive health. Read More
Curious about globalization and international online pharmacies? Here's the scoop.
Abril 07, 2021
To some folks, the word “globalization” has a negative ring to it: the idea that America should focus on its own people and not the rest of the world; lost factory jobs; United Nations bureaucrats; and international elites. Read More
Where can I get supplements made in the USA?
Abril 06, 2021
When it comes to anything we put inside our bodies, consumers are rightfully concerned as to where and how such products are manufactured. Read More
Ways Seniors Best Organize Their Medications
Marzo 30, 2021
Seniors, or those above the age of 60, are taking prescription medication, and, more often than not, they’re taking more than one medication. According to the CDC, 85% of the U.S. population above 60 took medication in the years 2015 - 2016. Read More
5 Secrets About Canadian Online Pharmacies
Enero 08, 2021
"Canadian online pharmacies" has the ring of something that probably doesn't exist, maybe because "Canada" can also be the home of invisible girlfriends and spammers in your inbox. Read More
A Pharmacist's Review of Canadian Online Pharmacies
Diciembre 14, 2020
When one thinks of drugs from abroad, Canada is quick to the tongue as a country with affordable drugs and a great healthcare system, which isn’t a coincidence. Read More
Is your online pharmacy safe? How to Know for Sure.
Diciembre 07, 2020
I’m a pharmacist, licensed and trained to take care of patients who need prescription drugs. So, you want to be sure you are shopping at a legitimate online pharmacy but don’t know where to start in your search? Completely understandable. Read More
Metformin RECALL: Where is your metformin made?
Noviembre 05, 2020
Nostrum Laboratories has announced with the FDA a voluntary recall on two lots of Metformin HCL extended release tablets of 750mg strength. Read More
How to Get Affordable Birth Control Without a Prescription
Noviembre 04, 2020
Although a prescription is always required for birth control, there are ways to obtain a prescription from a doctor without facing the cost or potential anxiety of a face-to-face appointment. Legitimate online pharmacies always require a valid prescription. Read More
I routinely audit online pharmacies located in Canada that sell to Americans. Here are the facts.
Octubre 07, 2020
Through the PharmacyChecker Verification Program, we routinely audit Canadian pharmacies, as well as pharmacies in the United States, Canada, Australia, India, Mauritius, New Zealand, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. Read More
7 Ways Seniors Can Avoid Online Pharmacy Scams
Octubre 01, 2020
Seniors are the most susceptible to these types of scams. This is mainly because people above the age of 65 are more likely to need medication, maybe even several kinds of daily medication. Read More
I inspected online pharmacies located in India that sell to Americans. Here's what I discovered.
Septiembre 11, 2020
I have inspected varying types of pharmacy operations over my career: retail, hospital, mail-order, and international. I was actually the friendly face in your Boston neighborhood CVS at one point! Read More
Are mail order pharmacies regulated by the FDA?
Septiembre 02, 2020
The FDA is a drug-regulator; not a pharmacy regulator. The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) is a federal agency that regulates the supply chain of medications sold in the United States. Read More
Fighting Big Pharma: Business Leaders, Social Justice Organizations, Public Health Experts & Internet Freedom Activists Have PharmacyChecker’s Back
Agosto 28, 2020
In America, tens of millions of people are skipping necessary medications because the prices are too high. PharmacyChecker exists to help people, mostly Americans, find prescription drug safety and savings information on the Internet. Read More
Janumet (sitagliptin/metformin) Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive
Julio 27, 2020
Janumet is one of the U.S.’s most perplexingly expensive diabetes drugs. A combination of sitagliptin and metformin, the drug works alongside insulin to lower sugar levels in the body. Read More
Which is the safest online pharmacy?
Junio 22, 2020
Are online pharmacies safe? And, if so, which one is the safest? How do Americans find the best online pharmacy? If you live in the U.S., the answer to these questions is of grave importance due to the exorbitant drug costs at our local pharmacies. Read More
Can I get prescribed antidepressants or anxiety medication online?
Mayo 31, 2020
Yes, you can get a prescription online for certain antidepressants or anxiety medications. Read More
Can online doctors prescribe Xanax (alprazolam)?
Mayo 31, 2020
Prescribing Xanax via telemedicine. Xanax prescription online legality. Read More
Are EpiPens malfunctioning? How can I check if mine is safe to use?
Abril 16, 2020
The FDA issued an alert of EpiPen auto-injector errors related to the devices malfunctioning on March 23rd, 2020. Read More
Do international pharmacies make medication errors like in the U.S.? Blister Packs vs. Loose Pills
Marzo 04, 2020
Millions of medication errors in the U.S. have caused illness and death to those seeking only to improve their health. When it comes to our pharmacists and the care they take with our prescription meds, we’d like to think patient safety is top priority. And it is, for the pharmacists. Read More
Can I get a doctor's prescription online?
Octubre 24, 2019
Sometimes the hardest part of obtaining prescription drugs is actually getting a prescription. Doctor copays can be a real burden and taking time off work to get an appointment can be difficult. So, can you get a prescription online? Read More
Can you tell me how to get Oxycontin over the Internet ASAP?
Marzo 19, 2019
Oxycontin is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance by the U.S. DEA because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Read More
Are there safe online pharmacies in Mexico?
Marzo 19, 2019
A licensed pharmacy in Mexico, with the requisite prescription requirements, and subject to inspection, could potentially qualify for the PharmacyChecker Verification Program. Read More
How and where can I buy prescription medication without a prescription?
Febrero 07, 2019
In the U.S., all prescription medications require a valid prescription before they can be dispensed by a pharmacy. Read More
How can I tell an online pharmacy is legitimate and safe?
Febrero 05, 2019
A legitimate Canadian or international online pharmacy will always require a valid prescription and your order will be dispensed by a licensed pharmacist. Read More
Is an online pharmacy that is not verified or no longer verified by PharmacyChecker unsafe?
Febrero 04, 2019
The PharmacyChecker Verification Program is a voluntary credentialing program in which online pharmacies can choose to have their pharmacy evaluated for strict online pharmacy practice standards and licensure. Read More
Is PharmacyChecker trustworthy when looking for a safe online pharmacy?
Enero 08, 2019
The Verification Program Standards outline the requirements that online pharmacies must meet to publish a PharmacyChecker seal. Read More
Why would an online pharmacy not be accredited by PharmacyChecker?
Junio 16, 2018
The online pharmacies approved through the Program require valid prescriptions, fill orders through licensed pharmacies, protect and encrypt financial and health information transmitted electronically, and publish a phone number and address that patients can use to reach a licensed pharmacist.... Read More
Where is safe to buy Esbriet (pirfenidone) from Canada online?
Junio 12, 2018
The standard dose of Esbriet is 801 mg per day — 3 capsules, each containing 267 mg of the active ingredient, pirfenidone. In the United States, the current average retail price of one capsule of Esbriet 267 mg is around $35. Read More
How is an online pharmacy vetted by PharmacyChecker?
Mayo 23, 2018
Peer-reviewed and independent research demonstrates that when consumers use PharmacyChecker-verified pharmacies to buy medications purchased online (foreign or domestic), they receive lawfully-manufactured, high-quality medication, pursuant to a valid prescription, typically at a much lower price th... Read More
Why is CanadaDrugs closing? Are there other approved pharmacies I can order from?
Abril 24, 2018
CanadaDrugs.com was verified in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program from 2005 until March of this year. Last month, CanadaDrugs.com withdrew from our program. Read More
How many Levitra (vardenafil) pills can my doctor prescribe at one time? How can I cut costs?
Abril 04, 2018
If you choose to buy Levitra locally in the U.S., pharmacies have more latitude to market and sell larger quantities of medication to their customers domestically, in accordance with a written prescription. Read More
How do consumer reviews on PharmacyChecker.com work?
Marzo 11, 2018
Consumer ratings and reviews can provide insight into what one can expect when choosing to purchase medication from an online pharmacy. It's important to distinguish between the PharmacyChecker verification checks from a consumer's rating and review. Read More
Do online pharmacies verified by PharmacyChecker require a prescription?
Diciembre 17, 2017
If you're ordering Doxepin, a prescription medication in the U.S. that is approved for use under the supervision of a healthcare provider, from a PharmacyChecker-verified pharmacy, you will be required to provide the pharmacy with a prescription that you obtained from your doctor or other licensed p... Read More
Are Repatha and/or Praluent available through Canadian pharmacies?
Noviembre 21, 2017
Repatha and Praluent are already available through Canadian pharmacies. Read More
What is Prasugrel from India supposed to look like?
Noviembre 02, 2017
Depending on where you are in the world, prescription medications are packaged differently and may look different. Read More
Are Indian pharmacies really safe? The prices are so much lower!
Octubre 23, 2017
Many prescription medications sold in the U.S. are manufactured and distributed by multinational drug companies with facilities throughout the world. The U.S. Read More
Is the Crestor sold online the authentic, brand-name Crestor?
Octubre 15, 2017
Crestor is a registered trademark of AstraZeneca. Brand-name Crestor sold in the U.S., is a product made in Germany and the UK, manufactured by a company called CordenPharma GmbH. Read More
Why do multiple Canadian pharmacies have the same pharmacist manager and address?
Septiembre 12, 2017
The simple answer is that, in general, licensed pharmacies approved in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program often accept and process orders from multiple PharmacyChecker-approved websites that market and sell prescription drugs. Read More
Why would an online pharmacy approved by PharmacyChecker be listed as “unapproved” by LegitScript?
Septiembre 06, 2017
LegitScript and PharmacyChecker both operate online pharmacy verification programs, which in some ways are similar but the differences are substantial. Read More
Do the online pharmacies listed on PharmacyChecker pay a fee?
Mayo 02, 2017
A fee is required for an online pharmacy to apply to the PharmacyChecker.com Verification Program, and, if approved, to list on the PharmacyChecker.com website. Read More