President of PharmacyChecker and founder of Prescription Justice Gabriel Levitt criticizes the FDA's actions against safe personal medicine importation, which millions rely on to afford prescription drugs.
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PharmacyChecker research is mentioned in this Florida op-ed stating that "70 percent of the top-selling brand-name prescription drugs are manufactured overseas" while the FDA has used old data for years to say "40 percent of finished prescription drugs and 80 percent of drug ingredients used in U.S. drug manufacture came from overseas."
"My biggest fear is [the FDA] will scare consumers, [who then] won't take their very safe and effective medications because they hear about this bogus warning," says Gabriel Levitt, president of PharmacyChecker.
TV report says consumers should compare drug prices among at least five pharmacies and try shopping online before buying their medications. U.S. PIRG recommends Pharmacychecker.com to compare prices between "verified Canadian pharmacies, since Canadian drugs are often cheaper."
Just Care founder and former Chair of the Consumer Reports' Board of Directors writes: "People can buy drugs safely from abroad. PharmacyChecker.com verifies pharmacies around the world from which it is safe to buy drugs."
“'I have no idea what Sen. Enzi was talking about, but I’d like to know,' said Gabriel Levitt, president of PharmacyChecker.com, which helps patients compare medicine prices and connect with foreign pharmacies."
Yahoo recommends using PharmacyChecker.com to compare drug prices, rate pharmacies, and print coupons.
"There are obvious risks to purchasing medication online due to the anonymity of the web, where rogue actors have established sites to sell bogus medicine and steal identities. Therefore, groups such as the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) and PharmacyChecker.com were established to credential websites linked with real pharmacies selling proper medicine and assist patients looking for cheaper good-quality medication."
This informative post regarding high insulin costs in America points to the PharmacyChecker blog for help navigating Canadian regulations surrounding buying insulin in Canada and bringing it back to the U.S.
"'Fifteen years ago when we started PharmacyChecker, the headline was often that you could get the same drug at 50 percent off in Canada. Now it’s more like 80 to 90 percent on many drugs. It’s actually insane,' Levitt said."
Economist Roger Bate cites websites credentialed by PharmacyChecker as selling quality, authentic medications. "There were some substandard and fake medicines sourced mainly from China and India, but these were not bought from credentialed web pharmacies, only from sites not credentialed by www.pharmacychecker.com or the Canadian Internet Pharmacy Association."
PharmacyChecker cited in MSN by MoneyTalksNews as a website that will "slash your prescription drug costs."
"I believe pharma lobbyists tried to piggyback language onto this bill to give FDA greater authority to stop importation of lower-cost, non-controlled medicines — ones having nothing to do with the opioid crisis, whether wholesale or personal," said Gabriel Levitt, the president of PharmacyChecker.com, which serves as a clearinghouse for people trying to buy prescriptions from regulated foreign pharmacies.
“‘The drug prices in the U.S. for the exact same drugs are often exponentially higher than they are in Canada and in every other country,’ said Gabriel Levitt, president of PharmacyChecker.com, a company that verifies overseas pharmacies and compares prices for different drugs.”
"Some patients look abroad to find deals. Consumers can sort through the many foreign sources of medication to find ones that are reputable at PharmacyChecker.com. The site verifies the credentials, contact information, product quality and pricing for foreign pharmacies…"
"The committee must include folks from groups like www.pharmacychecker.com (the foreign web pharmacy credentialing group) who know more about foreign drug pricing and availability than anyone at FDA."
"'This could just be a dog-and-pony show, where they’re calling in an expert group to explore avenues of importation — but when all is said and done, they find that they don’t want to do this,' said Gabriel Levitt, the co-founder of PharmacyChecker.com, a private company that verifies international online pharmacies and compares prescription drug prices for consumers."
"Pharmacies vetted by PharmacyChecker are licensed with their applicable pharmacy board or licensing authority, do not sell controlled substances (which international pharmacies cannot ship into the U.S.), require a valid prescription, and encrypt personal financial information..."
Gabriel Levitt, president of PharmacyChecker.com, is quoted: "FDA-approved medicines are available at much lower cost in Canada and the UK... so clearly Americans should be allowed to import them for personal use, as long as they do so from licensed pharmacies."
According to economist and drug quality expert Roger Bate, PhD, "Foreign web pharmacies credentialed by PharmacyChecker.com already encourage importation for those in the know. As I found when I tested them, they sell good quality medicines at roughly half the price of US-based pharmacies... All the FDA has to do is allow Pharmacy Checker to do its job and tell the American people about it."
Gabriel Levitt, president of PharmacyChecker.com, is quoted calling the move "a step in the right direction toward accepting the fact that we are very capable of importing lower-cost safe and effective medicines."
The People’s Pharmacy recommends PharmacyChecker.com verification before you buy from a Canadian online pharmacy.
Diana Pi, M.D., recommends PharmacyChecker.com for patients looking for more affordable medicines from pharmacies outside the U.S., especially for those without generic alternatives.
Diane Archer, founder of Just Care, points out that if the FDA can ensure the safety of imported foods, then they could also ensure the safety of imported medicines. She notes that the pharmaceutical industry has worked with Visa and MasterCard so that patients sometimes cannot use certain credit cards to buy medications online from many of the verified pharmacies on Pharmacychecker.com.
This investigative report details how groups funded by the pharmaceutical industry are working to scare American consumers away from purchasing affordable prescription medication internationally, citing safety concerns that apply to rogue sites but not legitimate pharmacies, such as the ones verified in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program.
With medication often unaffordable in the U.S., PharmacyChecker is recommended as a reputable company that vets Canadian online pharmacies where medications can be purchased for much less.
Opinion contributor voices her own struggle with affording Crohn's disease medication, pointing out that "prices in other high-income countries are on average 56 percent lower than in the U.S." and cites PharmacyChecker price comparisons for Abilify sold in the U.S. versus Canada.
Gabriel Levitt of PharmacyChecker.com talks about the online marketplace for insulin and how the pharmaceutical industry has infiltrated the media with stories that portray international online pharmacies as counterfeit drug pushers instead of the lifeline that millions of Americans choose for affordable, reliable medication.
Walking consumers through the history and services of PharmacyChecker.com, the author explains how to vet pharmacies and compare medication prices as well as get involved with advocacy efforts to lower drug prices in the United States.
Encouraging people to take their health and financial matters into their own hands when medicine is unaffordable, the article recommends that people "utilize available tools such as PharmacyChecker.com to compare drug prices online".
PharmacyChecker.com is mentioned as a verification service that makes purchasing affordable medication from international pharmacies easier for employees.
An informative post for baby boomers seeking affordable medication details how to safely order medication online through international pharmacies verified by PharmacyChecker, as well as consumer options at local U.S. pharmacies.
Money Talks News correctly points out that just because the news focuses on counterfeit medications sold online, "doesn't mean you need to rule out overseas pharmacies altogether". PharmacyChecker.com is recommended as a valuable resource for vetting online pharmacies and comparing drug prices.
New in-depth reporting on drug prices, savings and importation features key insights from Gabriel Levitt, president and co-founder of PharmacyChecker.com, and an interactive international drug price comparison chart with data from PharmacyChecker.com.
Kelly Ann Barnes, JD, RPh, PharmacyChecker.com Vice President of Pharmacy Verifications, discusses cost as a driving factor for 'nonadherence'. "There are new factors affecting drugs today—prices, company mergers, and higher cost generics that often are no longer low-cost alternatives to branded drugs. Not taking medications is a revolving issue with many consequences".
PharmacyChecker.com president, Gabriel Levitt, writes about the benefits of businesses supporting personal drug importation for their employees. He reviews the safety of online pharmacies, the savings they make possible, and the advocacy needed to expressly permit Americans to buy medication from abroad. PharmacyChecker.com is a proud member of the American Sustainable Business Council.
PharmacyChecker.com CEO and founder, Tod Cooperman, M.D. recounts why he founded PharmacyChecker and provides a list of twenty brand-name drugs that do not have generic alternative availability in the United States and can be ordered for much cheaper from abroad using international pharmacies reviewed and approved through the PharmacyChecker Verification Program.
PharmacyChecker.com's president and founder of Prescription Justice, Gabriel Levitt, opposes the nomination of a former Eli Lilly president, Alex Azar, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Azar's policy positions and those of the pharmaceutical industry seem to be one and the same, meaning he is a poor candidate to help lower drug prices. Mr. Levitt urges the Senate to vote no to Azar.
This comprehensive report on the lobbying power of the pharmaceutical industry recommends advocacy actions that Americans can take to combat high drug prices. Solution #8 links to PharmacyChecker.com to find reputable online pharmacies in Canada that supply affordable medication.
PharmacyChecker's "online pharmacy watchdog" and advocacy roles highlighted in story about drug prices leading Americans online to find affordability.
PharmacyChecker.com President and founder of Prescription Justice Gabriel Levitt sounds a warning about important legislation to curtail imports of opioids that may also curtail imports of safe and affordable medication, which is unacceptable when American families are facing a crisis that is just as deadly as drug abuse—inflated drug prices. He proposes amending the bill to ensure that safe prescription import orders are not stopped.
"Meanwhile, the cost of 20 widely used drugs is three times cheaper in Canadian than in New York pharmacies, according to PharmacyChecker.com, a website that vets overseas pharmacies and compares prices." This article was also featured in The Boston Globe.
"A free Web site, PharmacyChecker.com, maintains a database of trustworthy pharmacies and the prices they charge, which are usually less than half of their U.S. cost."
In her new book, American Sickness, Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, an award-winning journalist, currently chief editor of Kaiser Health News, and formerly with the New York Times, recommends visiting PharmacyChecker.com to consumers who choose to import more affordable medications for themselves or their family members via online pharmacies if prices are too high domestically.
In an article on drug importation legislation, Kaiser Health News reports that PharmacyChecker, "helps Americans buy medications online by vetting overseas pharmacies and comparing prices for different drugs."
If your medicine stopped working properly when you switched to a generic version or if your medicine costs too much, you'll want to hear what Tod Cooperman, M.D., Founder of PharmacyChecker.com and ConsumerLab.com, has to say to health experts Joe and Terry Graedon of the People's Pharmacy. You can find the podcast on ITunes or the People's Pharmacy website. (Dr. Cooperman's segment begins at 6:50 into the podcast and runs until 18:10).
PharmacyCheckerBlog.com was cited by Feedspot as one of the top 50 blogs covering the world of pharma. PharmacyCheckerBlog.com focuses on telling Americans the truth about savings and safety related to buying medications from online pharmacies and personal drug importation.
People's Pharmacy says "Canadian online pharmacies represent huge savings" citing PharmacyChecker.com verification and price information.
A recent study found the cost of filling prescriptions for three common drugs for heart failure ranged from as little as $12 to as much as $400 at pharmacies in Missouri and Illinois. As quoted in the an article about the study, PharmacyChecker.com's CEO Tod Cooperman, M.D. suggested that "Patients need to shop around and look for discounts with medicine" and could cut costs in half on one of the drugs, digoxin (found to cost $1.30 in the study) by purchasing it from a reputable international online pharmacy.
PharmacyChecker CEO Tod Cooperman, M.D. discusses the role of the U.S. government in protecting the pharmaceutical industry and limiting consumers' access to low cost medication.
Internet free speech group Electronic Frontier Foundation cites PharmacyChecker.com as an independent evaluator of international online pharmacies in article identifying actions by drug companies to curtail online access to affordable medication.
PharmacyChecker president published in New York Times Letter to the Editor in response to Mylan Epipen price hikes, advocating for Americans who need safe personal drug importation.
PharmacyChecker founder, Tod Cooperman, and Lee Graczyk, board member of Prescription Justice Action Group and the founder of RxRights.org discuss why both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump support the right of Americans to legally import medication from overseas.
Joe and Terry Graedon recommend PharmacyChecker.com for finding the lowest prices on brand name drugs internationally and recognize its commitment to American consumers: "We have met the founders [of PharmacyChecker.com] (Tod Cooperman, MD and Gabriel Levitt, MA). They have impressed us with their commitment to helping U.S. citizens obtain affordable and reliable medications. Even more helpful than the list of pharmacies are the PharmacyChecker.com price comparisons."
On JustCareUSA.com, Kelly Ann Barnes, JD, RPh, PharmacyChecker.com's VP for Pharmacy Verifications, discusses international online pharmacy safety and savings with Diane Archer, founder of JustCareUSA. Ms. Archer also serves as Chair of the Board of Consumer Reports and founded the Medicare Rights Center.
PharmacyChecker.com recommended as an information source for finding credentialed international online pharmacies that sell Pfizer's brand name Viagra.
President of PharmacyChecker.com, Gabriel Levitt, provides a fistful of truth about the international online marketplace in pharmaceuticals, prescription drug safety and affordability.
In "How to Find an Online Pharmacy You Can Trust," on Verywell.com, a website providing expert health advice, Michael Bihari, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician, suggests using PharmacyChecker.com if buying medication internationally for "some assurance that you are dealing with legitimate companies that are properly licensed in their home country."
Money Talks speaks truth about buying medication online from other countries.
PharmacyChecker.com recognized for supporting prescription drug legislation to lower prices domestically and facilitate safe prescription drug importation.
Tech Times, in discussing Hillary Clinton's support of legalizing the importation of prescription medications from Canada, and cites PharmacyChecker.com as a company that helps consumers evaluate online pharmacies.
In the Huffington Post, PharmacyChecker founder, Tod Cooperman, MD, helps consumers make dollars and sense of the Daraprim drama, showing that a $750 pill is only six bucks in the UK!
Top tech site MakeUseOf.com recommends using PharmacyChecker's list of approved online pharmacies as one of the top ways to stay safe when purchasing medication online. The story also cites PharmacyChecker Blog's analysis on the number of Americans buying medication online.
PharmacyChecker.com founder Tod Cooperman, M.D. tells consumers how to save money on meds locally and internationally.
Medications obtained from pharmacies certified by PharmacyChecker "were half as expensive as the drugs ordered from U.S.-based outlets certified by VIPPS or LegitScript.com."
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PharmacyChecker is praised for having "the most user-friendly search engine for comparing prices at online pharmacies." in Access Our Medicine's guide to the best tools to help consumers lower medical costs.
New York Times article about soaring generic drug prices cites PharmacyChecker.com's drug price analysis, noting that PharmacyChecker guides patients in the mail order purchase of medications.
Internet Governance Regulations Should Not Disadvantage Consumers Seeking Affordable Medications Online.
PharmacyChecker VP Communicates With Congress via 'The Hill Congress Blog' to Remind Elected Officials that Online Access to Safe and Affordable Imported Medication Is Good for America.
New UK Online Pharmacy Applies to the PharmacyChecker Verification Program.
PharmacyChecker.com noted for giving consumers peace of mind while looking for international online pharmacies.
Maine passed a good law last year, lifting the state's ban on personal prescription drug imports from pharmacies in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. Our VP, Gabriel Levitt, wrote an op-ed for the Bangor Daily News about the new law and online pharmacies.
In a New York Times Op-Ed, PharmacyChecker.com Vice President Gabriel Levitt advocates for Americans who buy affordable medication internationally whose access is threatened by FDA's and big pharma's misleading conflation of genuine imported prescription drugs with counterfeits.
If you want to buy your medications overseas safely, Philly.com recommends PharmacyChecker.com as a consumer source for comparing prescription drug prices among certified international pharmacies.
PharmacyChecker.com Vice President Gabriel Levitt published an article in the American University's Washington College of Law's blog called InfoJustice.org to explain how an unlikely industry coalition that includes search engines, payment processors, credit card companies, domain registrars, and mail carriers is undermining online access to safe and affordable medicine in support of big pharma's agenda.
The People's Pharmacy, a champion of the American consumer, recommends PharmacyChecker.com to find the lowest prescription drug prices from international online pharmacies.
Pharmaceutical industry expert cites PharmacyChecker.com's pricing data and analysis in an article about pharma's abuse of the legal system to keep drug prices high and defend its deceptive marketing practices.
The New York Times reports that PharmacyChecker.com's Verification Program protects consumer information and ensures that its online pharmacy members meet quality standards.
PharmacyChecker.com was recommended on the Leonard Lopate Show to help Americans avoid scam websites when shopping for medication internationally.
American doctor recommends PharmacyChecker.com for finding safe and affordable pharmacies online.
PharmacyChecker.com recommended as a source for information on prescription drug price comparisons among certified U.S. and international pharmacies.
Gabriel Levitt, vice president of PharmacyChecker.com, testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee's Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet subcommittee, urging congress to protect, and do more to encourage, Americans' access to safe and affordable medication online, while continuing efforts to dismantle dangerous rogue pharmacies. Read our summary of the hearing or view the video coverage.
PharmacyChecker.com's verification program's online pharmacy members are highlighted for medication safety with a 100% pass rate noted by an independent study.
Read the op-ed written by our vice president, Gabriel Levitt, explaining why high drug prices are literally making Americans sick.
Bloomberg Businessweek speaks with online pharmacy experts, including PharmacyChecker.com's Gabriel Levitt, about the recently passed legislation in Maine that allows residents to legally and safely import medication from other countries.
Gabriel Levitt of PharmacyChecker.com speaks with NPR about the recently passed bill in Maine that allows residents to import medication, and what it means for many who cannot afford to pay U.S. pharmacy prices.
The Maine Legislature recently voted to allow its residents to order prescription drugs form international pharmacies. PharmacyChecker.com Vice President Gabriel Levitt gives his opinion on the measure.
The Honest Apothecary interviews PharmacyChecker.com Vice President Gabriel Levitt, finding the truth about the safety and savings offered by legitimate online pharmacies.
PharmacyChecker.com's price comparisons and verification program pointed out as a reliable resource for consumers looking to save on medications.
Stacy Johnson discusses drug prices in the U.S., the savings available from pharmacies outside the U.S., the FDA's position on personal drug importation, and the role of PharmacyChecker.com. The report includes an interview with PharmacyChecker.com's President, Tod Cooperman, M.D.
CBS News drug safety article tells consumers who personally import medication to only use credentialed websites, such as those approved in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program.
Lead op-ed in the New York Times calls for helping more Americans safely buy affordable medication online and mentions safety of PharmacyChecker.com verified foreign pharmacies. "Foreign versions of drugs can cost roughly half what they do in the United States. For the millions of Americans who are uninsured or underinsured, buying from international, credentialed online pharmacies could provide access to the medicines they need at a price they can afford."
Medicines sold by PharmacyChecker.com verified pharmacies are authentic. "'That would lead me to believe these credentialed sites most of the time, if not all of the time, are selling good quality drugs,' says Roger Bate, one of the authors of the study."
Listed among other effective ways to save money on prescription drugs, the article notes that PharmacyChecker "...compares prices of mail-order pharmacies, and can help you find the lowest posted prices."
"...it's an open secret that individuals aren't prosecuted for bringing back legal meds from other countries - so long as they're for personal use... 'Almost all prescription orders personally imported reach the consumer,' says Gabriel Levitt, the vice president of PharmacyChecker.com..."
"The Pharmacy Checker website provides a useful tool for comparing drug prices among reputable online pharmacies."
"Drugs bought over the Internet showed that as long as the sites were approved by a government agency, like U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or a private credentialing agency like Pharmacychecker.com, one runs almost no risk."
AARP Bulletin recommends PharmacyChecker.com to avoid rogue pharmacy scams.
"Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs advises checking online prices, for U.S. and foreign pharmacies, at PharmacyChecker.com."
"Eisenberg and his colleagues used an online company, pharmacychecker.com, which evaluates Canadian Internet pharmacies, to find sites that met key safety standards-including proper licensing of the supplying pharmacy and requirements that consumers submit a doctor's prescription."
"If no generic equivalent exists, consider at least peaking over the border. Pharmacy Checker, at www.pharmacychecker.com, provides free price comparisons between U.S. and Canadian online pharmacies for most medicines "
"The FDA also pointed to a Web site — PharmacyChecker.com — that provides consumers with real-time comparisons of drug prices listed in the United States and abroad. For example, PharmacyChecker found the cheapest generic Prozac in this country, $13.19 for 100 20-mg pills. Abroad, the next best price was $49.78."