June 21, 2016

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Maximizing Profits: Is it News?

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Recently, Valeant Pharmaceuticals were lambasted for their malicious business strategies in front of the Senate Special Committee on Aging at a congressional hearing.  Their practice may be considered malevolent but it does not change the fact that numerous other pharmaceutical companies participate in the same practices to maximize their profits.

According to Pharmacychecker.com, the Valeant Chief Executive Officer responded by stating that their actions were part of their business strategy to maximize profits and he highlighted the fact it would be completely a normal practice for the CEOs of companies in different industries to act the same way.

What Valeant executives fail to acknowledge is the fact that this company is hiking the price of critical drugs, making it unaffordable for people who require the drugs to purchase them. Pharmacychecker.com also outlines this fact when informing:

“Valeant is viewed as particularly pernicious because its price hikes for critical medications Nitropress, Isuprel, Syprine, and Cupermine, were 310%, 720%, 3,200%, and 6000%, respectively. Even worse these medications are old drugs, not new innovative medications. Those increases make average patented, brand name drug price increases of almost 15% in 2015 look paltry, even when that average exceeded inflation in leaps and bounces, which was under 1%.”

Overall, the fact that pharmaceutical companies like Valeant are able to hike up their prices as such, it forces consumers to find affordable sources for their medication, such as from online pharmacies.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

July 15, 2015

The ABC 20/20 Report—Not All Online Pharmacies Are Rogue

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An ABC 20/20 report recently came out and it comprehensively covered the safety of online purchasing mechanisms. It also featured how Big Pharma had joined forces with ASOP, LegitScript, and NABP to let the public know that almost all of the prescription purchases made online were completely unsafe. However, the evidence reveals something else completely. Here are a few things that you should know about:

There Are Many Existing Legitimate Online Pharmacies

While rogues are in existence, this does not mean that there are no legitimate online pharmacies. There was a study carried out by the National Bureau of Economic Research, and this study supported that there are many legitimate online pharmacies around. However, knowing that rogue online pharmacies exist as well, people need to be careful. And here are a few ways in which they can take precautionary methods:

  1. Never purchase from an online pharmacy that does not ask regarding the drugs you are using or your personal health history
  2. Never purchase from an online pharmacy not having a telephone number or physical location
  3. Never purchase from an online pharmacy not requiring a valid prescription
  4. Never purchase from an online pharmacy not licensed by government or provincial licensing body

The CIPA website will be able to verify online pharmacies for you so you can always check there to be sure.

Unknown Impurities, Active Ingredients, and Inactive Ingredients

It is still yet to be determined who verified the reports stating that the unknown impurities that were tested were actually harmful. It is also not yet known what these unknown impurities were that were found in the analysis in the 20/20 report.

All medications consist of two components, i.e. active ingredients and inactive ingredients. The active ingredients are what make the medication perform up to its expectations. Inactive ingredients, on the other hand, are binders, colorants, or fillers and are completely inert in nature. Different companies offering the same drug will have the same active ingredients but their inactive ingredients can differ at times. Big Pharma has taken this knowledge and used it to its advantage.

However, people should know that legitimate, affordable, and safe medications are available through online means from properly licensed and verified Canadian Pharmacies.

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.

June 16, 2015

Why Buying Drugs From Canada Is The Only Way To Go For Many American Consumers

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Even with available medication in the United States, millions of Americans continue to purchase their prescription medications in Canada. To understand the reason behind this phenomenon and its repercussions, the Canadian International Pharmacy Association recently rolled out a survey to approximately 2,700 American customers, and what they found was very surprising.

Among the respondents, 64% have reported purchasing prescription medication from Canadian pharmacies, with the reason that it is cheaper to purchase from there than within the country. Another 22% of the respondents reported that their medications are not covered by their medical insurance.

Numerous studies have documented the problem that millions of Americans face due to expensive medication, and this is further validated by the survey. Twenty-five percent of the respondents agree with this issue, recognizing the fact that lack of financial capacity has kept them or someone in their household from filling their required prescriptions. Around 30% of respondents have reported having to resort to splitting pills or skipping doses or other similar actions because of the lack of medication available.

Because of this, quite a number of people in this predicament have resorted to buying medication outside the country – because they are more affordable and therefore accessible.

In the survey, respondents report to saving up to 50% a month by purchasing their medication from Canadian pharmacies. Most purchases are done online, with medicine shipped inside the United States. Some, however, access medication by taking trips across the border. Unfortunately, not everyone has the same access to Canadian pharmacies.

Given that, taking out the option of buying medication from Canada can pose serious problems to many of the country’s sick individuals. Without this option, only 32% of the respondents would be able to fill some of their prescriptions. Eleven percent would not be able to buy medicine at all.

This eventually leads to the problem of non-adherence, which gives rise to more health problems in patients. Non-adherence is another real problem which causes the health care system an additional $290 billion each year – an unnecessary expenditure that burdens the country’s taxpayers.

Indeed, the problem of expensive medication in the United States is something that needs addressing, and until such time, patients will continue to purchase from Canadian pharmacies to address their medication needs. 

CanDrugstore.com, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC X23), offers low cost, long-term prescription drugs. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all Canadian prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, CanDrugstore.com is ranked as one of the best Canadian pharmacies online by PharmacyChecker.com. For more information on how to order your drugs from Canada safely and securely call 1-866-444-6376 or visit http://www.candrugstore.com/- a trusted and reliable Canadian online pharmacy since 2002.