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JAMA Reports Higher U.S. Brand Drug Prices; PharmacyChecker Reports Savings Internationally

I’ve recently been exercising bragging rights about our new and improved drug price comparisons. Americans seeking medicine from Canada and other countries are finding better deals on generics right here at home. But the crisis of high drug prices in the U.S. persists when it comes to brand medications. Recent price research by the Journal of the American Medical Association shows that brand name drug prices have increased by 76% over just the past six years.

This week, PharmacyChecker released new price analysis showing potential savings for 10 popular patented drugs, comparing U.S. discounted medication prices with those available at accredited international online pharmacies. The average discount from Canadian pharmacies is 75%. If ordering from farther abroad, it’s 90%.

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‘Bottle of Lies’ Author Katherine Eban: Dispense as Written

Bottle of Lies Author Katherine Eban

“Dispense as Written” are the words found on prescriptions in the U.S. when the prescriber wants the patient to take the brand drug, not the generic. Many who read Katherine Eban’s new book – Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom – will conclude that they would like to see “DAW” on their prescriptions.

Bottle of Lies teaches its readers that generic drugs are not as good as the FDA claims. It shows that poor manufacturing practices, mostly in India and China, but also in the U.S., are the leading cause of substandard drugs being sold in U.S. pharmacies and throughout the world. More ominously, India and China intentionally ship even lower quality and, in some cases, worthless drugs to poor countries in Africa and Southeast Asia where regulations are weak or non-existent.

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PharmacyChecker Generic Drug Price Research Shows U.S. Pharmacies Much Cheaper than in Canada

U.S. Pharmacies Much Cheaper than in Canada

Extra! Extra! Get your highly discounted FDA-approved generic drugs at local U.S. pharmacies using the free PharmacyChecker Prescription Discount Card.

That’s right, folks. There’s no need to buy online and import from Canada, or even from India, to save money when it comes to most commonly dispensed generic drugs.

We researched prices of the 40 most commonly dispensed generic drugs in the U.S. to compare them to ones offered at accredited pharmacies in Canada. Four of the generics are controlled drugs, which are not available to U.S. consumers from PharmacyChecker-accredited international online pharmacies; and two of them are not available in Canada. Out of the 34 drugs we compared prices on, 88% were cheaper in the U.S. than in Canada and at an average savings of 68%.

Here’s a wild example:

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