Today is the day! The eDrugSearch.com beta period has begun.
If you are a healthcare professional, consumer advocate or member of the media and are interested in participating in our beta, you can simply go to our registration page and get started. We encourage you to contact us to let us know that you’ve signed on, and to give us your feedback on the site before our official launch in January.
We’ve decided to open the site so anyone can sign up, but we don’t plan to market ourselves outside the designated beta groups until launch. We’ll keep you updated on the beta program’s progress through this blog.
eDrugSearch.com is a consumer healthcare portal that brings together the world’s most highly respected online pharmacies through a free, easy-to-use search engine. The site’s database currently includes more than 20,000 drug listings, with plans to grow to more than 100,000 listings by January 2007 — making it by far the most comprehensive resource of its kind. eDrugSearch.com advocates licensed online pharmacies as a safe and widely accepted alternative for those seeking the cost benefits, enhanced privacy, relative convenience, and increased access to generic drugs made possible by ordering prescription drugs online.
In addition to updating you on our site’s progress, eDrugSearch.com will use this blog to help consumers make better decisions in purchasing prescription medications — decisions that are in their best interests, rather than the best interests of big pharmaceutical companies. We believe the time for offering consumers more options, such as purchasing drugs from licensed Canadian pharmacies, is long overdue.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive Healthcare Poll, four out of five U.S. adults favor allowing the importation of prescription drugs from Canada and other countries. A vast majority (84 percent) of the public agrees that the law banning pharmaceutical imports is intended to protect drug companies’ profits. Many of the nation’s leading politicians and consumer advocates agree with this assessment, and have been working for years to legalize drug imports.
Currently, while importing prescription medications from Canada remains illegal, the Bush Administration has decided against enforcing this law because of strong public opposition to it. We believe it is only a matter of time before the will of the nation’s consumers is officially sanctioned by the U.S. government.
In the meantime, we offer eDrugSearch.com as the most comprehensive, trustworthy resource for consumers seeking safe, low-cost drugs online. We will continue to advocate the right of consumers to affordable prescription medications.131