Archive for March, 2013

Enjoy your Easter Eggs this weekend…they’re good for you too!

Posted by on March 28th, 2013

iStock_000016189427XSmallEaster is a great holiday. It’s a nice welcome to spring and good time to catch up with family and friends. Another benefit of this holiday is all the Easter eggs that the Easter Bunny might be leaving around your home on Sunday. Something to keep in mind is that those eggs, the real ones from the chicken and even the chocolate ones can be good for your health too!

You want to avoid a sugar load on Easter Sunday, but scientific study after scientific study has concluded that dark chocolate in moderation can have numerous health benefits.  Dark choclate has also been shown in studies to lower blood pressure in people with elevated blood pressure and reduce LDL cholesterol by as much as 10 percent. Chocolate contains serotonin, a natural anti-depressant. Chocolate also stimulates endorphin production, which creates feelings of happiness and pleasure, which is why you probably feel so good on Easter Sunday after finding and eating some of those hidden treats!

Several studies have found chocolate to be one of the best cancer-fighting foods along with foods like red wine, blueberries, garlic, and tea. Two ways that chocolate works as a cancer fighter is by inhibiting cell division and reducing inflammation, though research is ongoing and will probably find additional ways in which chocolate fights cancer. Many studies have shown that dark chocolate is good for the brain. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that it can protect the brain after a stroke by shielding the nerve cells from further damage. Dark chocolate has also been found to improve memory. Researchers at California’s Salk Institute found that a chemical in chocolate called epicatechin improved the memory of mice. So don’t eat that entire bunny in one sitting, but don’t feel guilty if you enjoy a couple of dark chocolate eggs over the weekend, just tell everyone that they’re health food.

What about the non-chocolate eggs, you know the ones that come form chickens, are those good for you too?  The answer is yes! Eggs are one of the best foods to include in a balanced diet. Eggs are low in calories, are a rich source of protein and are packed with nutrients thought essential to good health, particularly vitamin D, vitamin B12, selenium and choline.

So from everyone here at Canada Drugs, we hope you have a wonderful Easter holiday and find all the eggs the Easter Bunny left for you.

We’ve got a winner (And a new website if you didn’t know about that!)

Posted by on March 19th, 2013

moneyWe’ve been hard at work for longer than we want to admit on building a brand new website for Canada Drugs. This new site is going to have the same great savings, and service, so don’t worry about that, but it’s also going to be faster, have a fresh design and hopefully be more user-friendly for you to use.

You can check out the new site right now and see a Beta Version (A fancy term that web developers use for a site that is being tested) by visiting this link:

We hope to have this new site ready to go for a full launch in the spring, but the Beta version is live and running now while we work to perfect it. You can still browse for all your products; access your account and order affordable prescription medication. We encourage you to give the new site a try. We want your feedback on what you like, what you love, and what you hate. We take every piece of feedback we get and use it to build a better site.

What we started doing last week and will be doing for the next 3 weeks is a draw of anyone who places an order on the new site is automatically entered into a contest for a chance to win a $50 credit with Canada Drugs. We did our first draw yesterday and Pamela from Antrim, New Hampshire was the winner. Pamela gets $50 for simply placing her order on the new site design. If you do the same thing, you can also win $50!

We’re super excited about the new Canada Drugs and want to get as many people as we can to give it a test drive before we release it out into the world, so please visit, order, and win $50.

Today is International Women’s Day

Posted by on March 8th, 2013

womens_dayToday is International Women’s Day, a day that has been observed around the world and focuses on celebrating women’s economic, political and social achievements, as well as raising important issues that affect women around the world.  The 2013 theme is “”A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women.”

Past International Women’s Days have focused on health issues that affect women, from maternal health to osteoporosis. At Canada Drugs, Canadian Pharmacy, we work hard to serve our women customers and help them have access to more affordable medication so they can keep and stay healthier.

Older women in the United States face higher drug costs on many medications that treat diseases that primarily affect women, and because of other issues around gender inequality they also have lower incomes to afford their medication.  One of the highest demographic in the U.S that live below the poverty line are female American seniors.

Women over 50 also have particular health risks that hit their age and gender at a greater percentage than other demographics. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality the top 10 Health Risks for Female Seniors are:

10.) Osteoporosis (Bone Thinning)

9.) Depression

8.) High Cholesterol

7.) High Blood Pressure

6.) Obesity

5.) Diabetes

4.) Cervical Cancer

3.) Colorectal Cancer

2.) Breast Cancer

1.) Heart Disease

We’ve got your furry friends covered too!

Posted by on March 1st, 2013

petdrugs_dogDid you know that not only can you save big on high-quality medication for yourself at Canada Drugs, but you can also get the same savings on the prescriptions your veterinarian has written for your animal family members? It’s true! Canada Drugs offers a full line of discount brand and generic pet medication from Canada and the United Kingdom.

If you think going to your local pharmacy is expensive, you’ve probably also felt some pain in your wallet if you’ve ever bought medication from your vet. The mark-up on pet medication if often 200% or more!

Canada Drugs has operated a sister site called for almost 10 years. It offers leading brands like Advantage and Frontline, as well as specialty drugs for most common aliments that our pets deal with.  As part of our ongoing redesign of our website, we recently rolled all the products into our product database here at Canada Drugs. This makes for easy one-site shopping for great savings for you, your husband or wife, and your dog, cat, rabbit, turtle, horse, cow or dolphin.

Seriously, we have a few people that order a medication from us for their dolphins. How cool is that?

Ordering pet medication is pretty much the same as ordering medication for yourself. We still require a prescription from your vet, and you’ll just have to create an online patient profile for your pet (Unless they can do it themselves, and in that case we wish to congratulate you for having the best trained and smartest pet in the entire world.) After you do that we’ll ship you your pet medication for free.

The savings on most of our pet medication is between 25% and 70% cheaper than what you would pay buying the same drugs from your vet or a chain pharmacy. We all to spoil our pets, so if you save a few hundred dollars year ordering your pet medication from Canada Drugs, feel free to use your savings on a nice steak for your dog, or some smoked sockeye salmon for your cat. They’ll love you even more for it!