In the fight to legalize the purchase of prescription medications from Canada, the FDA’s primary argument against importation is safety. But the reality is, the risk of purchasing unsafe drugs is no greater in Canada than the U.S.
Let’s say you buy a car stereo from the trunk of someone’s car; you are at higher risk of receiving a bogus product than if you purchased a stereo from an electronics retailer like Best Buy. The same is true for prescription drugs; if you buy from an unreputable pharmacy, you run the risk of receiving poor quality or counterfeit medication.
Did you know that the U.S. government is the number-one importer of prescription medication from Canada? The U.S. government uses cheaper Canadian drugs to fill the prescriptions of retired veterans, as well as for humanitarian aid when helping other countries. Numerous city and state governments have also introduced programs encouraging their residents to purchase medications from Canada. The actions of the our government at the federal, state and municipal level speaks volumes about the quality of medications coming from Canada.
Most of the name brand drugs found in Canada are from U.S. manufacturers and distributors. Because Canada has price controls, drug companies are forced to reduce their profit margin and sell the exact same drugs we use here in America for a much cheaper price. Several drug companies, including GlaxoSmithKline, have threatened to refuse to distribute drugs to Canadian pharmacies that ship to the U.S.
The bottom line is that Canadian prescription medications are just as safe and effective as those in U.S. pharmacies, and whether you are purchasing your medication from Canada or America, you should always make sure that a reputable pharmacy is filling your prescription. eDrugSearch.com makes this process easier for you by including only licensed pharmacies that meet exacting quality criteria in our search results.