Online Pharmacies

26 Jan: How Do You Find a Canadian Pharmacy You Trust?

The answer is simple, use eDrugSearch.com. We’ve worked with all of the pharmacies that are listed in our database for the last six years and each pharmacy has earned trust what not only us, but the thousands of customers they serve each month. eDrugSearch.com is a FREE resource for you, that brings together the world’s top Canadian pharmacies in a single “non-biased” directory to make it easy to compare drug prices and save up to 80% off US retail prices. We only accept online pharmacies that pass a rigorous online pharmacy verification process – including proof of a Canadian pharmacy license and verification by several online pharmacy accreditations. With our strict guidelines and our constant watch over our database we…

10 Nov: Compare Aciphex Costs Less with eDrugSearch.com’s New Price Comparison

eDrugSearch.com, a free online service that allows Americans to find substantial savings on prescription drugs from online and mail-order pharmacies is pleased to give consumers another tool in seeking out savings on their prescription medication, the eDrugSearch.com online price comparison search. With more than 100,000+ drugs listed on its website, eDrugSearch offers consumers the ability to find discounts of up to 80 percent off of brick-and-mortar store prices, and compare drugs retailers by pharmacy, customer satisfaction rating and cost per unit. Now, eDrugSearch.com can help those looking to buy aciphex online by providing a comprehensive list of sellers that not only offer a safe and quality product, but at a price that is a substantial reduction from what traditional U.S….

08 Nov: Compare Abilify Prices Easier with New Price Comparison Search

eDrugSearch.com, a free online service that allows Americans to find substantial savings on prescription drugs from Canadian and international pharmacies is pleased to give consumers another tool in seeking out savings on their prescription medication, the eDrugSearch.com online price comparison search. With more than 100,000+ drugs listed on its website, eDrugSearch offers consumers the ability to find discounts of up to 80 percent off of brick-and-mortar store prices, and compare drugs retailers by pharmacy, customer satisfaction rating and cost per unit. Now, eDrugSearch.com can help those looking to buy abilify online by providing a comprehensive list of sellers that not only offer a safe and quality product, but at a price that is a substantial reduction from what traditional U.S….

16 Aug: 4 Easy Ways to Save Even More Money Using eDrugSearch.com

Everyday more people are becoming aware of how much they can save ordering their prescription medications online through eDrugSearch.com. Recently, we have had several individuals contact us to walk them through their first time purchase. Although the process is simple, ordering your drugs online can be a little confusing your first time through. Let’s walk through the process so that you can make your first purchase without hitting any speed bumps along the way. 1. Sign up to eDrugSearch.com Although this is the easiest step, it is also the most important. Signing up to eDrugSearch.com will gain you exclusive access to coupons and daily deals – so don’t rely . . . be sure to Join Today!. 2. Locate Your…

25 Aug: Here’s one thing that Big Pharma and Russian mobsters have in common

Well, actually, I’m sure there’s more than one thing. Like, for example, we can assume they both make backroom deals, and they both know that money talks. But there’s something else. Both are unfairly trashing the legitimacy of licensed Canadian pharmacies — real, honest-to-goodness, brick-and-mortar pharmacies that have been inspected and approved to sell prescription medications to Americans by the Canadian government. How are the Russians doing it? Through spam. Much of the damage to the good name of Canadian pharmacies can be traced to a single criminal organization in Russia that calls itself a “Canadian Pharmacy”. The group, which operates thousands of sites, sends as many as 60 billion spam e-mails per day. No doctors, no prescriptions, no consultations,…

24 Aug: Reflecting on the history of Canadian drug reimportation legislation

I received the following message the other day from one of our blog’s readers, Susanna Brooks: I cannot believe that I cannot buy drugs in Canada (with a prescription). It’s been the only way that I can get some of the medications that I need that are ungodly expensive in the United States. I will work to vote against any Senator/Congressman that votes against the Canadian medications being sold/deliver in the U.S.A.!! Sharing Susanna’s Sentiments I know for a fact that tens of millions of people share Susanna’s sentiments. Surveys show that up to 80 percent of Americans agree that we should be able to buy prescription drugs from licensed Canadian pharmacies. So why aren’t the American people (officially, at…

10 Jul: White House bargain with Big Pharma could hurt Canadian Pharmacies

Over the past few months, we here at eDrugSearch.com have been sometimes jubilant — and sometimes cautious — about the prospects of proposed legislation that, once and for all, would allow Americans to buy prescription drugs from licensed Canadian pharmacies. It should be a slam dunk. After all, President Obama is for it. Influential Republicans like John McCain are for it. Democrats, who control Congress, have been overwhelmingly for it for years. And of course, by every poll I’ve seen, between 70 and 80 percent of the American people are for it. Done deal, right? I’m afraid not. In fact, it’s beginning to look like the legalization of Canadian drug sales to Americans will once again fall into the legislative…

09 Jul: Does Big Pharma actually enjoy the Canadian pharmacies debate?

Life Science Leader, a trade magazine for life science executives, has an article in its June 2009 issue called “Drug Reimportation: Helpful or Harmful?” While it’s a fair-minded overview of the arguments on both sides of the issue, it unfortunately allows Big Pharma to repeat its most specious rationales for not permitting Americans to buy drugs from Canada. (Did you know that allowing grandma to buy drugs from a online Canadian pharmacy will increase the threat of terrorism? Oh, brother…) But what I found most interesting in the story was the analysis of Richard Evans, a vice president at AVOS Life Sciences, a life sciences consultancy. Before joining AVOS, Evans spent nearly a decade studying the U.S. pharmaceutical industry as…

09 Jul: Ron Paul on prescription drug reimportation

You might be surprised to know that there are 15 physicians in Congress — more than I would have expected. It would be nice to think that these doctors could provide clarity and insight on healthcare issues — perhaps even drive the debate over reform. The reality, unfortunately, is that they generally toe their party lines and seem to fade in the background. I guess being an expert politician is more important than being an expert anything else in Washington. In fact, the last time I can recall a physician Congressman bringing his medical “expertise” to bear was when then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist shamelessly demagogued on the Terri Schiavo family tragedy, challenging the diagnosis of Schiavo’s physicians that…

02 Jul: The pharmacy that sold Michael Jackson $48K worth of drugs per month

Reports have surfaced that pop superstar Michael Jackson was spending as much as $48,000 per month on prescription drugs, including Demerol and Diprivan. A sidelight of this story is the pharmacy that news reports say filled and delivered many of those orders: Mickey Fine Pharmacy & Grill in Beverly Hills. Mickey Fine is a pretty snazzy-looking place. It was originally one of those legendary Schwab Pharmacies where starlets were discovered while drinking milkshakes. As recently as March, it was a featured location in the Starz comedy series “Head Case.” It’s not the kind of place you would normally associate with supplying a prescription drug habit. Let me be clear: there is absolutely no evidence that Mickey Fine has done anything…

01 Jul: Q&A: Why we need a public option for health insurance

Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, has written an excellent piece for Truthout that explains why a public option for health insurance is so vital to true healthcare reform. Here are some choice excerpts from Dean’s article, which I’ve organized in a Q&A format: Why is healthcare so expensive in the United States today? The basic story is simple. The insurance, pharmaceutical and medical supply industries, along with the hospitals and the American Medical Association, have rigged the deck so that they get rich at the public’s expense. They have structured our health care system so that we pay more than twice as much per person as people in other wealthy countries, even though we…

23 Jun: Q&A: Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act of 2009

We’ve received a lot of questions from the eDrugSearch.com community about the Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act of 2009, the proposed legislation that would enable Americans, once and for all, to legally purchase prescription drugs from Canada. Here some common questions about the bill, along with answers provided by the bill’s sponsors: Q: Why is this bill necessary? A: American consumers are charged the highest prices in the world for the same medicines that are available in other major, industrialized nations at a fraction of the cost. The Congressional Budget Office estimates this legislation will save U.S. consumers more than $50 billion over the next decade. The legislation will allow American consumers to import FDA-approved prescription drugs at…

23 Jun: eDrugSearch.com’s “99 Ways to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs”

The eDrugSearch.com e-book “99 Ways to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs, 2012 Edition” is now available on Scribd, where you can see a preview of the book’s first 4 pages before purchasing. Check it out and start saving on your prescription drugs now! eDrugSearch.com’s 99 Ways to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs 2012 Edition

22 Jun: Understanding the Pharmaceutical Market Access & Drug Safety Act 2009

As readers of this blog know, we have been following the proposed Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act carefully as it wends its way through Congress. So far, neither the House nor Senate versions of the bill have gotten very far since their introduction in early March, although there has been some talk that the Senate bill may be put to a vote within a matter of weeks. For those of you who would like to learn more about this proposed legislation, which would allow American consumers to legally purchase prescription drugs from Canada and other Tier One countries, you can read the full text of the House bill here, and a summary here. Why do we need this…

19 Jun: “Prospects for Legalizing Drug Reimportation to the United States”

A new U.K. report, “Prospects for Legalizing Drug (Re-)Importation to the United States“, has been released on the topic of U.S. citizens buying drugs from online Canadian pharmacies and other Tier One countries, such as the U.K., Australia and Japan. The report promises insight and analysis on these key questions: Will the drug reimportation bill pass? Where would supplies come from? What would be the risks and savings for consumers? What would be the risks and opportunities for industry players? The report, issued by London-based Report Buyer, presents itself this way: With public and private payers across the country seeking to save every healthcare dollar to get through the economic recession, [Sen. Byron] Dorgan senses a ‘bit of a tailwind’…

11 Jun: Some common-sense wisdom on Canadian pharmacies

The other day, I came across a wonderful op-ed piece in the Mountain Mail newspaper of Socorro, New Mexico, by a man named Rick Coddington. The article is titled, “Paid-Off Politicians Set To Stick It To Us Again.” Here are some salient excerpts: If you caught last week’s column, you know I was traumatized by watching the movie “Sicko” by Michael Moore. It was traumatic because it rocked the foundations of my core beliefs that “socialized medicine” ala Canada and England were the worst things in the world. I had known about the movie for a long time and would have never watched it because, after all, it was made by Moore, who I considered to be lower than pond…

03 Jun: Google News sources are struggling with online pharmacy spam

It’s not easy to be accepted as a Google News source — a Web site whose stories appear when you run a Google News search, as opposed to a general Web search or blog search. For the most part, only traditional media sources (newspapers, TV stations, wire services) and well-established, multi-author blogs and online publications appear in these results. But increasingly, online pharmacy spammers are using a backdoor method to get into Google News results. To see how much of a problem pharmacy spam is for Google, just run a Google News search for terms like “Viagra,” “online pharmacies,” and the like. You’ll find that the legitimate news stories are often overwhelmed by spam masquerading as news. Why is this?…

02 Jun: Online pharmacy no prescription Doc busted for signing up to 100,000 illegal online prescriptions

A Richmond, Virginia, doctor named Torino Jennings is accused of signing up to 100,000 illegal prescriptions for the muscle relaxant Soma, as well as other drugs, over the past five years. The prescriptions are illegal because he issued them on behalf of an online pharmacy no prescription, without first examining the patients in person. Many rogue online pharmacies aren’t technically “no prescription” pharmacies. They have physicians, like Jennings, who write prescriptions for patients based on what are called “remote consultations”. While the standards of remote-consultation pharmacies are generally higher than those of pharmacies that require no prescription, they do not meet the safety standards that you deserve and should demand as a patient. Sometime back, the Washington Post ran a…

14 May: Pharmacists in panic mode over trend toward mail-order prescriptions

As mail order shows signs of becoming the dominant distribution system for prescription drugs in the United States, independent retail pharmacists are shaking in their boots. So much so that they are turning to Washington for a bailout — or at least for a sympathetic ear. As Drug Topics reports: The fundamental message of the 2009 National Community Pharmacists Association’s Annual Conference on National Legislation & Government Affairs is “get into politics or get out of pharmacy”. Putting these words into action, on May 13 pharmacists attending the NCPA conference will take to Capitol Hill to meet with legislators. Their goal is to make sure lawmakers understand what they do and how they serve patients… Congressman Steny Hoyer (D-MD) responded…

27 Apr: What’s safer — online pharmacies or Wal-Mart?

As readers of this blog know, we sometimes grow weary of defending legitimate online and mail-order pharmacies against those uninformed (and/or Big Pharma-funded) voices who enjoying tarring all online pharmacies with the same broad brush. Yes, we know there is a big problem with rogue online pharmacies. That’s why we created eDrugSearch.com — to create a place you could come to buy medications from pharmacies that are all properly licensed by the Canadian government. Did you know that, for all the hyperventilating about the safety of online pharmacies, there is not a single reported case of an American citizen receiving adulterated, impure or improper medications from a licensed Canadian pharmacy? It’s true — not one. Wal-Mart’s track record isn’t as…

20 Apr: Explaining the HONcode Seal of Approval

With the proliferation of so-called authorities watching over health Web sites and online pharmacies today, I thought it might be helpful to write occasionally about some of the authorities that are actually worth relying upon as a consumer. These include Pharmacy Checker.com, CIPA, MIPA and IMPAC for online pharmacies, and the Health on the Net Foundation for health Web sites. The Health On the Net (HON) Foundation is a non-profit organization created by the Geneva Ministry of Health in Geneva, Switzerland. It was founded in 1995 to help both consumers and medical professionals find reliable sources of health information online. Toward this end, the HON Foundation established the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode) for health and medical Web sites. eDrugSearch.com…

13 Apr: Who’s abusing Google ads? It’s not online pharmacies — it’s Big Pharma

Big Pharma abusing Google ads?Big Pharma abusing Google ads? When the topic of Americans buying drugs from Canadian pharmacies comes up, one company whose name is rarely mentioned is Google. That’s odd to me, since (1) Google is such a news magnet, and (2) without Google, far fewer Americans would be buying their prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies. Big Pharma despises Google for explicitly permitting licensed Canadian pharmacies to advertise to U.S. consumers through its AdWords network — a tacit endorsement of cross-border medication sales. For some time now, Big Pharma and its proxies have been waging a secret campaign to force Google to stop allowing Canadian pharmacies to advertise through AdWords. Google’s AdWords program (working in partnership with PharmacyChecker.com)…

30 Mar: Wal-Mart takes on PBMs: this is getting GOOD!

We speculated last week that the big health insurance companies and their PBMs (pharmacy benefit managers) may soon attempt to force employees toward mail-order drugs. It’s certainly a real possibility after the PBM Express Scripts began providing mail-order delivery as a default option for employer-based health plans. As I predicted then: 1. Soon, all other PBMs will offer the same program. 2. Then, one PBM will come up with a program that makes participation in the mail-order program mandatory in order for employees to receive coverage — in the name of employer cost savings. 3. That will become the dominant model for employer-based prescription drug insurance. I then added, forebodingly: Now, I haven’t factored in the uproar that this would…

24 Mar: Are mail-order prescriptions needed for employer-based health plans?

We wrote recently about the rapidly growing business of mail-order pharmacies run by the pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) who work with employer-based insurance providers. It’s been a trend with no small hint of irony. You see, when Canadian mail-order pharmacies came on the scene in the 90s, representatives of Big Insurance and Big Pharma trashed the whole idea of the mail-order pharmacy. They said it was unwise — even dangerous — to order drugs without having face-to-face contact with your pharmacist. They said your relationship with your pharmacist was just as important as the one you have with your doctor. All that would be lost, they said, if you ordered from an online pharmacy. Of course, now that they’ve figured…

12 Mar: Will Rite Aid go the way of the dinosaur?

Rite Aid is a $24 billion company operating more than 5,000 drugstores in 31 states, making it the third-largest pharmacy chain in the United States. But unless this overpriced retailer receives some bailout money from heaven (’cause it’s sure not coming from Washington), the year 2009 may be its last. Motley Fool has just put it on its list of 15 companies that might not survive the year. Says the Fool: Rite Aid. (Ticker symbol: RAD; about 100,000 employees; 1-year stock-price decline: 92%). This drugstore chain tried to boost its performance by acquiring competitors Brooks and Eckerd in 2007. But there have been some nasty side effects, like a huge debt load that makes it the most leveraged drugstore chain…

04 Mar: Why do Americans pay so much more for prescription drugs?

Boy, Big Pharma is good. They repeat the same story again and again and pretty soon the media is repeating it again and again, too. Forget digging, researching, checking for yourself — none of the conventional techniques of journalism seem to be powerful enough to withstand Big Pharma’s daily drip-drip-drip propaganda stream. Of course, it doesn’t help that Big Pharma’s bought-and-paid-for Washington politicians have been taught to spout the same fictions as well. On the issue of the safety of buying drugs from Canadian pharmacies, the clear and indisputable facts are (1) Canada’s drug approval standards are as good, if not better, than those of the United States, and (2) no American has ever been harmed by ordering drugs online…

02 Mar: Personal Drug Importation and Obama’s healthcare plan

For the first time in memory, Big Pharma actually appears to be shaking in its boots with the announcement of healthcare provisions in President Obama’s budget — including allowing U.S. consumers to purchase drugs from Canada. The AP reported it this way: Stock prices for major drugmakers fell sharply Thursday as investors were apparently worried about provisions of President Obama’s budget proposal that could significantly reduce profits across the pharmaceutical sector… One item in the budget that spooked shareholders was support for “new efforts” by the Food and Drug Administration to allow Americans to “buy safe and effective drugs from other countries.” During the Bush administration, the FDA opposed the idea and frequently stated that such “reimported” drugs might be…

24 Feb: Big business loves mail-order pharmacies when it can make a buck.

You might find it interesting that — with the economy seemingly crumbling around us — one line of business is doing very well indeed: mail-order pharmacies. Medco Health Solutions Inc., the nation’s largest pharmacy-benefits manager (PBM), posted a 32 percent rise in fourth-quarter profits today — largely on the growth in the number of prescriptions filled by mail order. Working with employer-based insurance providers, Medco fulfills more mail-order prescriptions than any other company in the United States. If you have employer-based insurance, it’s likely that your insurance company is now working with a PBM like Medco — and is encouraging you to use them. For the consumer, it can be a good thing — because PBMs have the bargaining power…

18 Feb: FDA seizing legit meds again? Seniors advocates up in arms

Despite the best of efforts of Big Pharma and its paid lackeys to spread disinformation about the safety of Canadian pharmacies, it looks like Americans soon may finally be able to legally purchase drugs from Canada. At least, that will be the case if the Dorgan-Snowe Drug Importation Bill, scheduled to be reintroduced later this month, passes Congress and is signed by President Obama, as many expect. Seniors advocates, however, are upset that the bill doesn’t also allow consumers to purchase drugs from other Tier One countries, such as Australia and New Zealand. In fact, the FDA recently seized a number of shipments of drugs from these countries at LAX, which has advocates up in arms. Publishers of some of…

03 Feb: Which online pharmacy ads can you trust?

Computerworld posted an interesting story today on how fly-by-night advertising companies are working with spammers to place text-link ads (like the Google AdWords ads you see on the right-hand side of the page when you run a Google search) on the Web sites of bloggers. One reason these companies are working to get their ads placed directly on bloggers’ sites is that, in many cases, Google won’t accept them because they don’t meet its standards. It doesn’t surprise me that some of the advertisers referenced in the Computerworld piece were online pharmacies. You see, Google has strict guidelines for the advertising it will accept from online pharmacies. As the company’s advertising policy states: Google AdWords requires all online pharmacy advertisers…

01 Jan: Consumer Reports rings in 2009 by buying The Consumerist

As readers of this blog know, Consumer Reports is one of our favorite publications. We love the fact that they don’t accept advertising — and thus are not influenced by the threats of sponsors they might criticize. It’s one reason we trust Consumer Reports — on issues ranging from choosing a car to buying prescription drugs from Canada — over virtually every other source of consumer information. The Consumerist, meanwhile, is a great blog and, like Consumer Reports, has never been afraid to criticize the biggest companies in the world when they let their customers down. Unfortunately, one result of this is that it’s had trouble selling advertising at the rates its level of readership merits. On Wednesday it was…

29 Dec: Consumer Reports on Canadian drugs

Consumer Reports says buying prescription drugs from Canada can be a smart strategy for cost-conscious consumers. Here’s the magazine’s advice: You can often save 25 percent or more [using mail-order pharmacies]. Buying brand-name medications from Canada can boost your mail-order savings, sometimes up to 50 percent. Generics, however, are cheaper in the U.S. And drugs bought in Canada will not count toward your Medicare Part D deductible. While it’s illegal to buy drugs from foreign countries, including Canada, because of safety concerns, the FDA may refrain from taking legal action if you can provide your doctor’s name, address, and phone number, and confirm that the drugs are for personal use. If you wish to explore this option, look for pharmacies…

27 Dec: Nine tips for becoming a smarter consumer

From the Raleigh News & Observer via the Consumer World blog, here are nine tips for becoming a smarter consumer: Haggle. Check for discounts. Complain more. Read the fine print. Do your homework and get second opinions. Get help. Save for a rainy day. Plan for retirement. Maintain your car. Go here for the full article. To become a smarter consumer of prescription drugs, we encourage you to get help by doing your homework at eDrugSearch.com, and to read the fine print before buying a prescription medication from any online and mail-order pharmacy that’s not in the eDrugSearch.com system. Remember: being a smart drug consumer is important to both your wallet and your health.

23 Dec: Internet pharmacy spammers wish you a Merry Christmas

  Got this one in the inbox today. It just screams credibility, doesn’t it? I’m sure we don’t need to remind our readers of this, but just in case a new visitor doesn’t already know this: NEVER RESPOND TO A SPAM SOLICATION OF ANY KIND OVER THE INTERNET — ESPECIALLY FROM AN ONLINE PHARMACY! You’re putting both your money and health at risk if you do. Happy holidays, everyone.

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22 Dec: The Value of Prescription Drug Comparison Shopping: An Illustration

  A newspaper in Cleburne, Texas, outside Dallas, has published an excellent illustration of a point we’ve been making since we launched eDrugSearch.com: it’s well worth the effort to comparison shop for prescription drugs. An excerpt from the article: Seven local pharmacies were contacted in an effort to discover what an uninsured consumer would pay for four random, common prescription medications. None of the 28 total prices reported by the pharmacies were equal in amount. One of the prescriptions varied in price by more than $39 depending on where it was filled. The medications inquired about were a Advair Diskus 250/50mcg inhaler, used to treat asthma-related conditions; 0.5mg Alprazolam, the generic form of Xanax, used to reduce anxiety; Tramadol 50mg,…

17 Nov: Is Januvia worth the price?

The Type 2 diabetes drug Januvia (sitagliptin) has become a source of controversy after the drug’s maker, Merck, funded a letter to doctors by CVS Caremark, the pharmacy benefits manager, urging the physicians to add the drug to specific patients’ treatment regimens. Januvia costs as much as 10 times the price of older diabetes drugs such as metformin and glipizide xl. (Note: Januvia purchased from a Canadian pharmacy costs about half as much as from a U.S. pharmacy — though it is still significantly more expensive than metformin and glipizide.) Beyond the apparent conflict of interest in CVS Caremark’s letter, the question most important to patients is whether Januvia’s superiority over older, cheaper diabetes drugs makes it worth the additional…

06 Nov: Was Tom Cruise right about antidepressants?

A couple of years ago, actor Tom Cruise was dismissed as a kook for ranting against antidepressants and other psychiatric drugs. But in light of what we’re now learning about SSRIs, is it possible that we collectively owe Cruise an apology? First, let me say that I still think Cruise is an odd guy. And I know that his bashing of SSRIs is not rooted in scientific research, but in the strange tenets of Scientology — including an irrational hatred of the field of psychiatry. Second, I strongly believe that antidepressants can help people. I’ve seen their positive effects on people personally. But I also believe the FDA should take further steps to ensure the safety of these medications, and…