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What You Should Know About Personal Prescription Importation

Many Americans use one or more prescription medications. If you consider that it is not unusual for more than one person in a household to be on more than one prescription medication, you can imagine the monthly expense. Even with health insurance, the cost of prescription medications for many Americans is sky high, leaving some with a tough choice between paying bills or filling their prescription.   As a last resort, many Americans travel to Canada just to visit Canadian pharmacy services to fill their prescriptions at a more affordable price.  Senator Bernie Sanders and other politicians have organized bus trips to Canada to promote the fact that Americans need access to affordable and safe prescription medications.  In the recent televised Democratic debate the Senator and others spoke of the need for something to be done.  Still, the prices of prescription medications in the U.S. continue to rise, and more Americans are ordering their medications online from trusted Canadian pharmacy services in order to save hundreds, and in some case, thousands of dollars per month.

According to the FDA :
“A personal importation is a product not for sale or distribution into the U.S. commerce. These products may be carried in baggage or shipped by courier or international mail.”

Importing personal prescription medication from Canada is an option for individuals who need to save money on medication and they have the reassurance and peace of mind that they are ordering from a safe and reliable online pharmacy.  Note that the FDA also limits the quantity available for shipping to not more than a three month supply.

The Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation (CPPI) released survey results on January 8, 2019, which showed that more Americans than ever are turning to safe, licensed, online Canadian pharmacies to save money on prescription medication.

Some key facts from the survey include:

Primary reason for ordering from a trusted, safe, online Canadian pharmacy:

Saving money through online ordering:

Insurance coverage

Even with health insurance, such as Medicare, many Americans still turn to safe and affordable prescription medications from Canadian pharmacies.  67% of survey respondents have Medicare, while 16% say that their employer provides insurance coverage.  9% said they don’t have any insurance coverage, while 8% are self-insured.

How they choose an online pharmacy

It’s important to note that 88% of respondents said they can identify rogue websites that sell questionable and counterfeit medications.  This includes pharmacies that don’t ask for valid prescriptions, do not protect personal and medical information, and those that do not have actual licensed pharmacists on staff.    They also can tell if a website is questionable if they sell controlled substances.

According to the Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation (CPPI), Americans spend approximately 40% more on prescription medications compared to what Canadians spend – and the prices in America continue to rise.  “For more than 15 years, millions of Americans have imported their personal prescriptions from Canada and saved between 50-80% on the cost of their medications.”

Personal prescription importation is both safe and legal.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “is responsible for protecting the public health by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, and medical devices; and by ensuring the safety of our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation.” The FDA states that there are circumstances when it is legal to important prescription medications into the U.S.  For example, if the medication is for the treatment of a medical condition and the quantity does not exceed a three month supply.  For more information you may read the FDA’s personal importation guidelines

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) released a “Safe Importation Action Plan” which openly recognized that importation of prescription medications from Canada as being SAFE.  Read the full report here

Jason’s CanadaDrugstore.com is a Canadian online pharmacy which was created when our founder, with nearly two decades of experience in the pharmaceutical business recognized a real need for an online destination where individuals in the United States and in Canada could order prescription medication safely, efficiently, and affordably. He believed that patients deserved an easy to use website that could facilitate the process of ordering prescription medication and over the counter medications to fulfill that need. Finally, and most importantly, he wanted to ensure trust through transparency and regulatory oversight. We have strict quality protocols and regulations.  We are CIPA certified and accredited with the Better Business Bureau. You can learn more about us here. 

Personal prescription importation from a Canadian pharmacy service will save you money on your prescription drugs.  It’s that simple.  We invite you to visit the CPPI website at www.personalimportation.org and to Jason’s CanadaDrugstore.com at our website or call us toll free at 1-800-991-0282.  You can also email us at  info@canadadrugstore.com

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