187,183 U.S. residents and rising are suffering due to high drug prices
Stark reality is something that pharma conveniently ignores; they do not have to face the consequences of high drug prices every day. They have one thing in mind: protecting profits for shareholders even if that means people cannot get the drugs they critically need. They oppose the personal importation of prescription drugs because it gives Americans a second option; a way around the arbitrarily high prices they have set, and that they need to continue to produce results and profits substantial enough to sustain and grow stock prices. Pharma says there are no problems with US drug prices, but 187,183 of the people we’ve spoken to directly say that their health has been damaged, impacted, or is at risk due to those very same prices. In actual fact we have spoken on the phone to over 999,926 unique patients (there’s more, but because of the length of time it’s been, and the time involved in retrieving archived records, I won’t try and stretch this beyond what is immediately verifiable) who have sought out the assistance of a pharmacy outside the U.S. to afford their medications.
Now, we’re just one company, but I believe that our 15+ years of experience warrants your consideration. There will be many groups that will flail energetically to offer up dire warnings and tales of danger ordering online or over the phone from non-U.S. pharmacies. They will talk about tens of thousands of rogue websites. They will talk about cement mixers spewing out toxic drugs. They will use misdirection, smoke and mirrors, and half-truths to attempt to convince the public at large to believe their propaganda of the hundreds of millions of people within their reach…But the one thing they have NEVER done, and possibly might NEVER do, is actually offer up a practical solution to this problem. They will likely never have the decency and respect to acknowledge directly the dire situation that tens of millions of everyday people like you (if you’re part of the estimated 15 to 45 million people I’m thinking of) face; whereby your insurance co-pays, premiums, limited formularies, or other hurdles make it impractical or impossible to take the medications your doctor directly has prescribed for your health.
Ok, I invite you the reader the leave this page and go call my bluff. Go read articles from the NABP, ASOP, CSIP, Legit Script or the FDA regarding “personal importation” or “internet pharmacies”. You will read horror story after horror story, some that even mention our company. As you read, and your shock and fear grows, see exactly how many times a solution is presented that shows a practical solution. Look for even one option that people can access today, right now, from anywhere in the U.S. regardless of insurance coverage, income, or infirmity.
Great, you’re back! You might be saying to your computer screen or smart phone right now, “AHA! I found some websites like GoodRx, or links to Patient Assistance Program websites, or a site offering me immediate discounts at thousands of pharmacies nationwide of up to 85% by just showing a card I can print-out at home.” …and you’re right. So as opposed to importation opponents and propagandists, I will do what they have never done and admit I was overreaching, withholding information, and being untruthful, and not giving you ALL of the information. …see how I used their technique to highlight how terrible it is to try and trick people into believing an inaccurate message and leave behind rational thought and honest communication? I will now correct myself.
Yes, there are some great U.S. websites out there that are trying to offer price savings to you by building well designed systems to quickly show you discounts, coupons, lowest-price pharmacies, and supplementary plans you can use to bring down your medication expenses. There are many patient assistance programs, and countless regional, state level or other special programs that are offered from time to time to help subsidize your expenses if you can’t afford your medications. The trouble is they’re still not enough. The new U.S. based mail-order websites are still limited to the grossly inflated drug prices everyone is subject to. The only difference is that they’ve negotiated or located incremental savings that might otherwise difficult for you to find. Big box retailers have great $4, $10, and other programs that offer generics at fantastic prices. They do this to bring you into their store to buy other merchandise or fill other additional medications not available at discounted prices…but again, it’s still not enough.
Unlike many articles attacking personal importation, we want to give you the bare facts. Our company has experienced an annual growth of 10% for the past several years. To give you an idea of how many people actually use our services we did some analysis based on our own internal data. Out of 187,183 unique patients here are the results:
The rapid growth of our company shows the need for personal importation is still great.
The majority of our patients are seniors aged over 65 years of age. These patients have access to Medicare coverage but still face out of pocket costs so high that we are the only option to help them save money.
There are several bills before Congress right now that would make the personal importation of prescription drugs available to every American. They are H.R. 1480, S.92, S.469, H.R. 1245, and H.R. 934. President Trump campaigned on a promise to support prescription drug importation as well.
In addition research from the Congressional Budget Office indicated that allowing the personal importation of prescription drugs from Canada would save the U.S. government alone $6 billion per year. The savings to individuals could be much higher. Additionally, despite the propaganda and arm flailing there are no reported cases of harm occurring from people taking prescription drugs from approved and properly licensed mail order pharmacies.
We would like to know what you’re seeing and experiencing? How is your prescription drug coverage? Are any of your family and friends having problems affording their prescription drugs? Let us know in the comment section.
Our customers have faced unreasonably high drug prices head on and they are best equipped to tell the truth about personal importation. Here are few testimonials:
I absolutely support the importation of prescription drugs. If American pharm companies are going to gouge the American consumer, we should definitely have the choice to import the prescription drugs we need at a much lower, fairer price. I’ve received 3 different prescription drugs via CanadaDrugs.com and they worked the exact same as what I had received from my local pharmacy. Plus the convenience of mail was better than waiting in line and the cost was at least 50% – 75% lower. I have a high deductible that I’ve never reached so it’s critical for me to keep the costs low.
Yes you are a blessing in my life. I had to pay well over one thousand dollars. The price is always increasing. With Canada Drugs I pay under $500 a year. Big pharma was giving me a choice between paying, going without or curtailing basic expenses. Thank you! I tell others to take advantage of the savings and service.
You are great.
I have been receiving my medications from Canada Drugs for more than two years now and so appreciate their services and affordable prices. I have shared this option with many friends battling the high cost of prescriptions drugs, and also shared it with my primary doctor who was amazed at this well-kept secret! She intends to spread the word to her patients as well. Thank you so much for being pro-active about promoting personal drug importation!!!