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PharmacyChecker.com CEO Applauds Trump's, Clinton's, and Sanders' Support for Americans Importing Lower Cost Medications


White Plains, New York — March 3, 2016 — What do Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders have in common?  They have each declared their support for importation of lower cost medicine by Americans.  "It's about time," says Tod Cooperman, M.D., CEO of PharmacyChecker.com, which, since 2003, has provided information online to Americans about the qualifications and prices of international online pharmacies.  Americans can save an average of 84% off U.S. prices on popular brand name medicines purchased from PharmacyChecker.com-verified international online pharmacies.
Independent research has shown that medication purchased from such pharmacies is genuine.


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced today his support for helping Americans buy lower cost medication from overseas.  Secretary Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic candidate, was already on record in support of drug importation to improve access to lower drug prices, stating in Tech Times: "If the medicine you need costs less in Canada, you should be able to buy it from Canada—or any other country that meets our safety standards." Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced legislation to expressly legalize personal drug importation and is on record as one of the first politicians to take seniors on bus trips to Canada to import medication.


Under current law, personal drug importation is technically illegal under most circumstances, but individuals are not prosecuted for doing so.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about four million Americans import medication for personal use already.


"With millions of Americans doing this safely for more than a dozen years, it's time for our government to stop threatening and scaring consumers and simply do what's right: Make personal drug importation fully legal.  Every presidential candidate should support this," says Dr. Cooperman.


PharmacyChecker.com was founded in 2002 to help consumers safely save money on medication by identifying the lowest drug prices from verified online pharmacies.  PharmacyChecker.com independently checks the credentials of online pharmacies and provides free comparisons of online and local U.S. pharmacy drug prices.  It has no ownership in or from pharmacies or drug companies.


For more information, contact Gabriel Levitt, Vice President, PharmacyChecker.com at 718-387-4526 or gabriel.levitt@pharmacychecker.com.