It’s no secret Americans are struggling to afford their medications. A quick skim of crowdfunding websites, such as GoFundMe.com and Fundly.com, sets the grim scene of rising prescription drug costs in the United States. As a result, many Americans are ordering from online pharmacies located in other countries that offer the price relief folks can rarely swing here at home without the aid of insurance or strategic use of discount coupons.
A 2019 survey conducted by the Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation shows that cost is the top reason more and more Americans are ordering their prescriptions from online pharmacies in Canada. 94% of Americans cite high drug prices in the U.S. as reason for ordering from abroad.
More than half of the survey respondents report saving up to $199 monthly by ordering through an international online pharmacy. Many that save more than $300 per month report an average savings of $910.
Despite having Medicare or other insurance coverage, many Americans are still put in the financial position of seeking out safe and affordable prescription drugs from Canada. More than half that shop drug prices online report having Medicare.
But what about patient safety when ordering medication online?
The truth is that, despite fearmongering by pharmaceutical companies that report otherwise, prescription importation has given millions of Americans access to safe and affordable medications through licensed and legitimate online pharmacies. In fact, 97% of survey respondents said they would recommend ordering prescription drugs from an online pharmacy in Canada to family and friends. More than half know someone who has ordered their medications from Canada.Tagged with: campaign for personal prescription importation, Go Fund Me, Medicare, survey