Have you ever traveled outside of the U.S for any length of time? If not then you’ll be in for a shock when you see the price of drugs. Drugs outside of the U.S are a lot cheaper than they are inside of the country.
There are all kinds of reasons behind this and getting the cost down is often the subject of intense political debate when it comes to election time. 2020 will be a year of major uncertainty for the healthcare industry.
So you might be tempted to order your drugs from pharmacy websites located outside of the U.S such as in Canada.
But ordering from an online Canadian pharmacy can be fraught with problems. Here’s how to protect yourself and what you need to know about how to order prescription drugs online.
The Law on Importing Non-U.S. Drugs
It is illegal to import prescription drugs from other countries. Doing so means you are avoiding paying import duties on drugs and there is also no guarantee that the drugs will meet U.S health guidelines.
However, authorities generally turn a blind eye to this if the drugs are purchased for personal use and don’t exceed the amount you would need to cover yourself for three months.
Ordering from Canada is a great idea because its laws and standards on drugs are broadly similar, if not stronger, to those in the U.S. It’s also a more preferred choice than Europe or Australia because it is closer and has a land border with the U.S.
How to Establish If It’s a Verified Site
The key factor to remember when purchasing drugs online is to establish whether the site is genuine or not and whether the drugs you are going to buy are legitimate. There are some ways to detect this.
Is the Offer Too Good to Be True
Although purchasing drugs from outside the U.S is generally cheaper and U.S drug prices are due to increase by 5% in 2020, don’t let the high price of the U.S market persuade you into offers that are too good to be true. If they seem too cheap to be true they probably are and you might end up with a fake drug.
Do some research and find out the price of drugs in Canadain stores and convert them to U.S dollars so you have some idea of the market rate of the drug you are trying to purchase. Anything significantly below this is likely to be a scam.
You can also check the website of PricePro Pharmacy which is a respectable Canadian pharmacy that sells all across the Americas.
Ordering From Pharmacy Websites: Use Common Sense and Proceed With Caution
If you are considering ordering from pharmacy websites then be sure to use common sense. If an offer is too good to be true it probably is. Always do your research.
Also be aware that ordering drugs online outside of the U.S is technically illegal, though there is an unofficial exception for those that order only a 90 day supply for personal use. This means there are fewer ways to check that what you are taking is genuine.
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