For many Americans, walking into the drugstore and buying prescription meds means that they may not have enough money left to pay for rent, food, or utilities that month. Unfortunately, many people decide to skip doses or delay refills for this reason—compromising their health in the process.
With the prices of medicines steadily climbing, more and more people are beginning to explore other options, such as ordering from Canadian pharmacies online. Is purchasing medications online from international pharmacies the answer to getting your prescriptions filled without going broke?
When you first start comparing prices of prescription meds in the U.S. and Canada, the gap is so striking that it might make you suspicious. Why should medicines be so much cheaper in Canada? The answer is because of government regulation—or lack of it.
In the United States, the legislation prohibits the government from regulating drug prices. When a new drug comes into the market, the pharmaceutical company gets a 20-year patent: ensuring monopoly and allowing the company to set any price.
Meanwhile, in Canada, a federal agency called the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) regulates drug prices. The review board decides whether the price of each medication is fair to ensure that even low-income patients have access to essential medicines.
In general, you’ll see the biggest price gap in brand-name drugs. For example, a 90-day supply of Entocort, a medicine to treat Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, costs over $2000 in the U.S. and just under $240 in Canada, a difference that translates to almost $600 a month.
This is just one example.
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Despite an increasing number of competing online pharmacies, customers remain loyal to us at RX International. Here’s why:
If you wonder how you will come up with the money to pay for your family’s essential medicines next month, you are not alone. Millions of Americans struggle with affording their prescriptions drugs since most health insurance plans don’t provide enough coverage.
Ordering from RX International can save you hundreds of dollars each month without compromising on your healthcare. We offer free shipping for all purchases over $99.
To order, call us today at 1-800-869-2280, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fill out our contact form. Our physical location is in Scarsborough, Ontario.