When it comes to prescription drugs and the public health, safety and affordability have to be considered together. People are at risk if they obtain medication that doesn’t work because it’s counterfeit, adulterated or substandard. At the same time, a perfectly safe and effective prescription drug will not help someone who cannot afford it. We help protect the public health by obtaining, verifying and providing information about online pharmacies and prescription drug prices that consumers can use to help maximize access to safe and affordable medication.
As we’ve said time and again, the key is to stay away from rogue online pharmacies by sticking with pharmacy sites publishing a valid PharmacyChecker.com seal, or accreditations from the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites program or LegitScript. Many members, but not all, of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association are verified by PharmacyChecker.com as well.
For healthcare providers and consumers looking to understand who we are, what we do, and how to use our information, we publish “Protecting the Public Health: Verifying Pharmacy Websites to Help Consumers Find Affordable Medication and Avoid Rogue Online Pharmacies.”
For those interested in more specifics on our online pharmacy safety policies, requirements and standards please see our detailed guidance document about our verification program.
We welcome your questions or comments about our programs and policies: firstname.lastname@example.org.