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When medication prices are unaffordable, patients travel abroad for a better deal
The Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27, 2018

"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..."

Big Pharma Cozies Up to Trump as He Moves to Lower Drug Prices
Truthout, July 24, 2018

Gabriel Levitt, president of, 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."

Drug importation should lower prices, but the FDA can do more
American Enterprise Institute Blog, July 20, 2018

According to economist and drug quality expert Roger Bate, PhD, "Foreign web pharmacies credentialed by 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."

Trump administration to explore drug imports to counter price hikes
The Washington Post, July 19, 2018

Gabriel Levitt, president of, 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."

How Can You Find a Legitimate Canadian Pharmacy?
The People's Pharmacy, July 9, 2018

The People’s Pharmacy recommends verification before you buy from a Canadian online pharmacy.

Combating escalating drug prices
The Westlake, July 3, 2018

Diana Pi, M.D., recommends for patients looking for more affordable medicines from pharmacies outside the U.S., especially for those without generic alternatives.

If we can import food safely, why not medicines?
Just Care, May 8, 2018

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

Keeping International Pharmacies Under a Cloud
Tarbell, May 2, 2018

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.

Americans Need Safer Access to Canadian Online Pharmacies
HuffPost, April 2, 2018

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.

Medicines cost me $30,000 annually — I suffer enough without the burden of high drug prices
The Hill, March 29, 2018

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.

Advocate Counters the Fake News About Buying Insulin Online
Insulin Nation, March 12, 2018

Gabriel Levitt of 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.

Up to 90% Savings on Prescription Drugs: Specializes in Creating Access to More Affordable Medication, February 28, 2018

Walking consumers through the history and services of, 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.

Faster isn’t always better: Expedited FDA approval and public health
The Mountaineer, February 6, 2018

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 to compare drug prices online".

International drugs cut prescription expenses for self-insured employers
Employee Benefit News, February 4, 2018 is mentioned as a verification service that makes purchasing affordable medication from international pharmacies easier for employees.

How to Save Money on Your Prescription Medications
Bloomer Boomer, February 2, 2018

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.

Prescription Drugs From Overseas Can Save You Hundreds, but Are They Safe?
Money Talks News, January 30, 2018

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". is recommended as a valuable resource for vetting online pharmacies and comparing drug prices.

U.S. Drug Prices vs. The World
Drugwatch, January 25, 2018

New in-depth reporting on drug prices, savings and importation features key insights from Gabriel Levitt, president and co-founder of, and an interactive international drug price comparison chart with data from

The top three pharmacy challenges of 2018
Modern Medicine Network, January 7, 2018

Kelly Ann Barnes, JD, RPh, Vice President of Pharmacy Verifications, discusses cost as a driving factor for 'nonadherence'. "There are new factors affecting drugs today—higher 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".

Importing Prescription Drugs Yields Healthier Employees
American Sustainable Business Council, December 5, 2017 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. is a proud member of the American Sustainable Business Council.

20 Drugs That Cost a Lot Less Outside the U.S.
HuffPost, December 1, 2017 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.

Alex Azar is big pharma personified. He must not become US health secretary
The Guardian, December 1, 2017’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.

How Big Pharma keeps drug prices high - What You Can Do
Tarbell, November 2017

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 to find reputable online pharmacies in Canada that supply affordable medication.

Online pharmacies gain popularity amid rising drug prices
Consumer Affairs, October 24, 2017

PharmacyChecker's “online pharmacy watchdog” and advocacy roles highlighted in story about drug prices leading Americans online to find affordability.

A tale of two drug bills — one proposed bill will worsen the drug prices crisis
The Hill, June 23, 2017 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.

It's time to make it legal for Americans to order prescription drugs from abroad
STAT, June 12, 2017

"Meanwhile, the cost of 20 widely used drugs is three times cheaper in Canadian than in New York pharmacies, according to, a website that vets overseas pharmacies and compares prices." This article was also featured in The Boston Globe.

American Council on Science and Health Board of Scientific Advisors, Stephen Barrett, MD
Pathways to Lower Drug Prices, May 25, 2017

"A free Web site,, maintains a database of trustworthy pharmacies and the prices they charge, which are usually less than half of their U.S. cost". Recommended by Leading Healthcare Expert, Elisabeth Rosenthal, MD, April 12, 2017

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 to consumers who choose to import more affordable medications for themselves or their family members via online pharmacies if prices are too high domestically.

Trump’s Promise To Rein In Drug Prices Could Open Floodgate To Importation Laws
Kaiser Health News, March 22, 2017
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.”
Getting Drugs That Work, and at The Right Price
The People’s Pharmacy Podcast, February 2, 2017
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 and, 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).
PharmacyChecker's Blog Named "Top 50 Pharma Blog" Winner
Feedspot, January 19, 2017 was cited by Feedspot as one of the top 50 blogs covering the world of pharma. focuses on telling Americans the truth about savings and safety related to buying medications from online pharmacies and personal drug importation.
Can you trust Canadian online pharmacies?
The People's Pharmacy, December 12, 2016
People’s Pharmacy says “Canadian online pharmacies represent huge savings” citing verification and price information.
Prices of Generic Heart Failure Drugs Vary Widely – Some Lower Internationally
HealthDay, November 14, 2016
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,’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.
Who's to Blame for Our High Drug Prices
The Huffington Post, October 21, 2016
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.
How Big Pharma's Shadow Regulation Censors the Internet
Electronic Frontier Foundation, October 6, 2016
Internet free speech group Electronic Frontier Foundation cites as an independent evaluator of international online pharmacies in article identifying actions by drug companies to curtail online access to affordable medication.
An Outcry Over the Price of EpiPen
The New York Times, September 2, 2016
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.
The candidates agree: Legalize personal imports of prescription drugs
The Hill, August 24, 2016
PharmacyChecker founder, Tod Cooperman, and Lee Graczyk, board member of Prescription Justice Action Group and the founder of discuss why both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump support the right of Americans to legally import medication from overseas.
The Graedon's Guide To Saving Money on Medicines
The People’s Pharmacy, August 2016
Joe and Terry Graedon recommend for finding the lowest prices on brand name drugs internationally and recognize its commitment to American consumers: "We have met the founders [of] (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 price comparisons."
Online Pharmacies Can Save You Money
Online Pharmacies Can Save You Money, July 28, 2016
On, Kelly Ann Barnes, JD, RPh,’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.
Is 'Generic Viagra' Legitimate?
New York Times Ask Well Blog, July 25, 2016 recommended as an information source for finding credentialed international online pharmacies that sell Pfizer’s brand name Viagra.
Americans Deserve the Truth About Lower Cost Prescriptions
Morning Consult, Health, June 27, 2016
President of, Gabriel Levitt, provides a fistful of truth about the international online marketplace in pharmaceuticals, prescription drug safety and affordability.
How to Find an Online Pharmacy You Can Trust - April 20, 2016
In "How to Find an Online Pharmacy You Can Trust," on, a website providing expert health advice, Michael Bihari, M.D., a board-certified pediatrician, suggests using if buying medication internationally for "some assurance that you are dealing with legitimate companies that are properly licensed in their home country." 
Should You Buy Your Meds Through Online Pharmacies? Weigh the Pros and Cons - February 10, 2016
Money Talks speaks truth about buying medication online from other countries.
A Growing National Outcry for Lower Prescription Drug Prices
Afro - October 21, 2015 recognized for supporting prescription drug legislation to lower prices domestically and facilitate safe prescription drug importation.
Hillary Clinton Wants to Legalize Prescription Pill Import From Canada
Tech Times - September 29, 2015
Tech Times, in discussing Hillary Clinton's support of legalizing the importation of prescription medications from Canada, and cites as a company that helps consumers evaluate online pharmacies.
The Real Story Behind a $750 Pill -- and How You Can Get It for $6
Huffington Post - HuffPost Healthy Living - September 28, 2015
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!
Buying Medicines Online? 7 Safety Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore - August 13, 2015
Top tech site 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.
How You Can Save Money on Your Prescriptions
Fox News - Fox & Friends - August 1, 2015 founder Tod Cooperman, M.D. tells consumers how to save money on meds locally and internationally.
US Patients Turn To Online Pharmacies For Cheap Meds, But Drug Companies Say The Sites Endanger Consumers
International Business Times - May 21, 2015
Medications obtained from pharmacies certified by PharmacyChecker "were half as expensive as the drugs ordered from U.S.-based outlets certified by VIPPS or"
Is It Illegal to Get Your Prescriptions from Canada?
The People's Pharmacy - February 2, 2015
Is it legal to get your prescriptions from Canada? Here’s what the People’s Pharmacy says…
Increase Medicine Price Transparency in Your Hands
Access Our Medicine - January 27, 2015
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.
Lawmakers Look for Ways to Provide Relief for Rising Cost of Generic Drugs New York Times - November 25, 2014
New York Times article about soaring generic drug prices cites’s drug price analysis, noting that PharmacyChecker guides patients in the mail order purchase of medications.
Icann or I Can’t? Internet Agency Clashes with FDA Over Online Sites The Wall Street Journal - October 28, 2014
Internet Governance Regulations Should Not Disadvantage Consumers Seeking Affordable Medications Online.
Inconvenient truths about foreign online pharmacies The Hill - October 8, 2014
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.
British pharmacy chain launches online drugstore for Maine consumers Bangor Daily News - October 7, 2014
New UK Online Pharmacy Applies to the PharmacyChecker Verification Program.
Patients cross borders for online deals on medications CNBC - May 23, 2014 noted for giving consumers peace of mind while looking for international online pharmacies.
Maine’s drug importation law does not endorse online pharmacies. Should it? Bangor Daily News - May 9, 2014
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.
Scare Tactics Over Foreign Drugs New York Times - March 24, 2014
In a New York Times Op-Ed, 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.
Ins, outs of getting meds from overseas - January 16, 2014
If you want to buy your medications overseas safely, recommends as a consumer source for comparing prescription drug prices among certified international pharmacies.
Why is Google Supporting Big Pharma? - January 7, 2014 Vice President Gabriel Levitt published an article in the American University’s Washington College of Law’s blog called 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.
Be Wary of Stratospheric Increases in Generic Drug Prices The People's Pharmacy - January 6, 2014
The People’s Pharmacy, a champion of the American consumer, recommends to find the lowest prescription drug prices from international online pharmacies.
Pharma Goes to Court to Defend High Prices, Deceptive Marketing Check Up - - December 2, 2013
Pharmaceutical industry expert cites’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.
Ask Well: Buying Cheaper Drugs Online Well Blog - - October 31, 2013
The New York Times reports that's Verification Program protects consumer information and ensures that its online pharmacy members meet quality standards.
As Drug Costs Rise, Bending the Law Is One Remedy WNYC - The Leonard Lopate Show - October 31, 2013 was recommended on the Leonard Lopate Show to help Americans avoid scam websites when shopping for medication internationally.
The High Cost of Prescription Drugs The New York Times - October 23, 2013
American doctor recommends for finding safe and affordable pharmacies online.
Could Buying Prescriptions by Mail Order Save You Big Bucks? The People's Pharmacy - October 21, 2013 recommended as a source for information on prescription drug price comparisons among certified U.S. and international pharmacies.
The Role of Voluntary Agreements in the U.S. Intellectual Property System United States Congress - September 18, 2013
Gabriel Levitt, vice president of, 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.
Up To 77 Percent Of Viagra Bought Online May Be Fake, And Possibly Dangerous, Research Shows Forbes - September 12, 2013's verification program’s online pharmacy members are highlighted for medication safety with a 100% pass rate noted by an independent study.
The Op-Ed: High Drug Prices Are Making Us Sick; Where Are Our Leaders? Pharmalot - September 10, 2013
Read the op-ed written by our vice president, Gabriel Levitt, explaining why high drug prices are literally making Americans sick.
Buying Prescription Drugs Online Without Getting Burned Bloomberg Businessweek - August 2, 2013
Bloomberg Businessweek speaks with online pharmacy experts, including's Gabriel Levitt, about the recently passed legislation in Maine that allows residents to legally and safely import medication from other countries.
Maine Once Again Allows Mail-Order Canadian Drugs To Cut Costs National Public Radio - June 27, 2013
Gabriel Levitt of 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.
Counterfeit Drug Dangers: Extent of Problem Debated at Maine Forum The Maine Public Broadcasting Network - June 19, 2013
The Maine Legislature recently voted to allow its residents to order prescription drugs form international pharmacies. Vice President Gabriel Levitt gives his opinion on the measure.
Buying Prescriptions Online & The Honest Apothecary - June 13, 2013
The Honest Apothecary interviews Vice President Gabriel Levitt, finding the truth about the safety and savings offered by legitimate online pharmacies.
Inside the Dangers of Online Pharmacies CBS News - February 8, 2013's price comparisons and verification program pointed out as a reliable resource for consumers looking to save on medications.
Should You Use an Overseas Pharmacy?  Money Talks News - February 1, 2013
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 The report includes an interview with's President, Tod Cooperman, M.D.
Pill Pitfalls: Tips to Make Sure Your Medication is Safe CBS News - May 22, 2012
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.
The Wrong Way to Stop Fake Drugs New York Times - April 22, 2012
Lead op-ed in the New York Times calls for helping more Americans safely buy affordable medication online and mentions safety of 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."
When Buying Drugs Online, First Consider the Source The Wall Street Journal - April 2, 2012
Medicines sold by 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."
How to Cut Your Drug Costs U.S. News and World Report - July 28, 2011
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."
Drug Discount: 5 Ways to Save at the Pharmacy U.S. News and World Report - Sept. 2010
"The Pharmacy Checker website provides a useful tool for comparing drug prices among reputable online pharmacies."
10 Things the FDA Will Not Tell You Smart Money - January 31st 2011
"'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"
Counterfeit Drugs and Internet Smarts The Wall Street Journal - Nov. 2009
"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, one runs almost no risk."
Scam Alert - Double Drug Sting  AARP - Jan. 2009
AARP Bulletin recommends to avoid rogue pharmacy scams.
Cut Costs, Not Care Los Angeles Times - Dec. 2008
"Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs advises checking online prices, for U.S. and foreign pharmacies, at"
Canadian Online Pharmacies A Better Deal for Meds - September 20th, 2005
"Eisenberg and his colleagues used an online company,, 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."
Run for the Border MarketWatch - July 2004
"If no generic equivalent exists, consider at least peaking over the border. Pharmacy Checker, at, provides free price comparisons between U.S. and Canadian online pharmacies for most medicines "