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There are currently no PharmacyChecker-verified pharmacies shipping insulin to patients in the U.S. We hope Canadian pharmacies will supply insulin to U.S. customers with a valid prescription in the near future.
Insulin is a temperature-sensitive medication and requires cold chain management during shipment. To best guarantee safe shipment, pharmacies in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program must ensure that shipments of insulin are not exposed to temperatures below 2 degrees or above 8 degrees Celsius. That requires very fast delivery times. Unfortunately, it is not clear whether major private mail couriers with the capability for overnight delivery, such as Federal Express and UPS, will ship insulin and other medical products from pharmacies in Canada to people in the U.S. Allowing Canadian pharmacies to do so would enable them to meet PharmacyChecker's standard for shipping products, such as insulin.
For more information, please see our blog post: PharmacyChecker Policy on Buying Insulin from Canada is Stricter than U.S. Safety Standards.
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Humulin R (human insulin) is prescribed for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. It works by supplying the body with insulin that is normally made in the body . This helps sugar travel from the blood into other important areas in the body where the sugar is used for energy. Humulin R is available in the U.S. You can find discounts at local U.S. pharmacies by using the drug discount coupon search at the bottom of this page. Humulin R sold in the U.S. is manufactured in the U.S.