The Benefits of Getting Medication from Canada and Canadian Pharmacies as an American Consumer
By Canada Cloud Pharmacy | Published Wednesday 14 October 2020
As an American consumer, you can buy medication from Canada andCanadian pharmacies under certain circumstances. Plus, the Trump administration is making it possible so that some states can order them on your behalf. You might be wondering why you’d want to get drugs from Canada when American pharmacies have plenty in stock. Well, here are three reasons why this might be a good idea, especially when it comes to prescription medication.
1. Medication is more affordable in Canada
80% of people in the United States find the price of prescription medication to be “unreasonable.” On the other hand, getting prescription medication from Canada can be 50% (or less) cheaper than getting them in the United States. This means that people who can’t afford expensive medication find it more affordable by getting them from Canada.
But why is medication cheaper in Canada than in the United States? In nutshell, it is because the universal healthcare system in Canada covers the medication as well. This means the Canadian government has a say in negotiating and deciding the price of medication which alows them to set reasonable prices for consumers.
2. Drugs from Canada are Safe
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for regulating medication sold within the country. Naturally, there are concerns that medication obtained from Canada might not meet the safety standards as set forth by the FDA. This is a valid concern, but it is safe to say there is no instance of anyone in the United States dying from the medication they got from Canada.
Pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies in Canada follow rules and regulations similar to the ones imposed by the FDA. As strict as these are in the United States, they are equally as strict in Canada. Drugs will not hit the shelves until they have been approved and the pharmacies or stores selling them are compliant with the rules and regulations.
3. Standing Up to Big Pharma
With the lack of competition from international pharmaceutical companies and pharmacies, Big Pharma in the United States has grown complacent. Big Pharma charges exorbitant prices for medication while simultaneously receiving government funding and tax breaks. This has allowed them to focus more on marketing their drugs to make a profit, than improving them and making them affordable.
These practices by Big Pharma are hurting everyday American in both health and finances. You can stand up to Big Pharma by getting your drugs from Canada/Canadian pharmacies.