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Affordable and Quality Medicines: Safe Importation of Medications From Canadian Pharmacies

A major concern among consumers in the United States is the increasing expenditure on prescription drugs or medicines, and because of this most person who are not insured, especially the elderly avoid taking their medications or tend to skip doses. It is perceived that drug importation from across borders such as Canada and Mexico is the solution to reduce the burden of buying expensive drugs in the United States. Just recently, a press release from FDA regarding Canadian pharmacies stirred the thoughts of many consumers, and somehow caused a little confusion on how to find one. FDA acknowledges that there are legitimate Canadian pharmacies accessible online and therefore it is safe to do transactions given you are properly guided on how to find one.

There are Candian pharmacy verification programs available online to validate if an online Canadian pharmacy is legitimate or not. Canadian online pharmacies may not show the Canadian pharmacy price on their website, but you can always call them and inform them that you only want the medication sold from a licensed and legitimate Canadian pharmacy. A reputable Canadian online pharmacy will always tell where their product is dispensed from, to give their clients assurance that they are safe and effective. It is a fact that pharmacies throughout the world sell brand names of the drug produced in either one or a small number of factories operated by multinational pharmaceutical companies, and there’s no difference in the quality of medication whether they are sold in Canada, United Kingdom, United States, India, and other countries. Canadian online pharmacies that are verified properly are often partnered with pharmacies in other countries such as Australia, New Zealand or Turkey to give consumers the lowest price for prescription drugs.

How will you know if an online Canadian pharmacy is fake or not? A fake Canadian pharmacy’s website may use the Canadian flag, with red and white colors and the maple leaf, and other graphics of Canada, but are actually based overseas such as Eastern Europe and Russia, and no actual ties with Canada. A fake online Canadian pharmacy often doesn’t require prescriptions, no valid contact information, doesn’t have licensed pharmacists, doesn’t sell safe and real medicines, and doesn’t protect financial and personal information. A legitimate and real online Canadian pharmacy should have a licensed pharmacist, with valid contact information (phone number and mailing address), can validate prescription, with regulated medications as approved by a respected national drug regulatory authority, affiliated or operated by a licensed Canadian pharmacy, and offers licensed pharmacists to give free counseling.The Beginner’s Guide to Medicines

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