How to Save Money by Ordering from a Canadian Pharmacy Online
Canada is an impressive country that has a lot to be proud of, and our universal health care system is one of them. It’s specifically geared to provide publicly funded essential hospital and physician care to individuals based on need - not the ability to pay for care. However, nothing is ever perfect, and this system is no exception - it doesn’t cater well to the needs of individual who require prescription medication. But, there’s a way to save money by ordering from a Canadian pharmacy online - and it starts with a basic understanding of Canadian drug laws.
Canada is the only industrialized nation on earth that features universal health care that doesn’t provide a publicly funded pharmacare program. Instead, people pay for prescription drugs out of pocket, through company benefits, or private insurance. In order to swallow the price of drugs, Canadians are fortunate to take advantage of a law which allows a federal review board to be placed in charge of ordering price reductions to prescription drugs when prices exceed the average price in 6 European countries and the United States. This unique Canadian law is similar to the way many European nations intervene in similar ways to hold their prescription drug costs low, ultimately benefiting Canadians.
In the US, drug companies sell for less in Canada because they can sell for less in Canada, practicing what’s referred to as “price discrimination,” charging different prices to different buyers in different places. This works economically by nature of drugs being expensive to research and develop, but cheap to manufacture - so where a company can make its profit by only having to cover the cost of manufacturing the pill itself, it will choose to do so.
This makes ordering from a Canadian pharmacy online an easy choice for many Americans, because the lack of sufficient drug regulation laws in the US gives Canadian pharmacies a distinct advantage in the price department. Here’s how to save money by ordering from a Canadian pharmacy online:
Statista recorded prices for Advair Diskus 250mcg/50mcg between May 1 and June 30, 2017, citing a major cost difference between Canadian and US prices.
In the US, three Advair inhalers will cost an individual an approximate $1,227. PricePro Pharmacy sells 240 dose Advair Inhalers (250mcg/25mcg) for a price of $76.00 - equating to $0.32 per dose.
Brilinta sells in the US for an average of $377 for 60 doses of the drug in 60mg doses, equating to $6.28 per pill. Meanwhile, PricePro Pharmacy is able to offer Brilinta 60mg tablets at a price of $160 for 60 tablets - equating to a price of $2.67 per pill.
Average savings: $217.00
A popular drug used to treat arthritis, Celebrex is a moderately priced prescription medication that fetches an average price of $18 per 200mg pill in the US, according to GoodRx.
PricePro Pharmacy offers Celebrex as low as $0.93 per 200mg dose - $84 for 90 capsules.
Also a popular arthritis relief medication, Colchicine pills (0.6mg) sell for an average price in the US of $590 per 100 pills. Meanwhile, in Canada, PricePro Pharmacy sells the same 0.6mg dosage (100 pills) of Colchicine for $55, or $0.50 per dose - and 200 pills for $100 ($0.50 per pill).
Average savings: $535 (100 pills)
Used to lower the chance of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation, Eliquis is sold in the US for a price of $424.65 per 60 5mg tablets. PricePro Pharmacy sells Eliquis for $90.00 for 60 5mg tablets.
Flovent is an inhaled corticosteroids drug class commonly prescribed for treatment of asthma. In the US, the average cost for Flovent HFA inhalation aerosol (44mcg/inh) is an approximate $198 for a 10.6 gram supply.
Canadian online pharmacy, PricePro Pharmacy sells 120 doses of Flovent HFA Inhaler (50mcg) for $35.00, equating to $0.58 per dose.
A popular prescription drug used to control blood sugar in Type 2 Diabetics, Januvia can fetch an average price of $435.14 in the US for 30 tablets in 100mg dosages. In Canada, PricePro Pharmacy sells Januvia at a reduced price at 28 tablet 100mg doses for $50.00
Another blood sugar control medication for Type 2 Diabetics, Jardiance can also reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in diabetics with risk factor for heart disease. In the US, 30 tablets of Jardiance in 25mg dosages, sell for an average of $449.
In Canada, this prescription can be filled by PricePro Pharmacy (90 tablets @ 25mg) for $160.00 - or $1.78 per dose.
Myrbetriq, or Mirabegron, is primarily prescribed to patients to treat an overactive bladder. In the United States, 30 tablets of Myrbetriq in 50mg tablets sell for an average of $358.64. Meanwhile, PricePro Pharmacy is able to offer the same 30 50mg tablets for the price of $88.00
A less popular prescription medication for those with atrial fibrillation, Pradaxa is used to reduce the chance of stroke, and has no generic alternative. In the US, 60 capsules of 150mg Pradaxa runs an average price of $387.14
In Canada, PricePro Pharmacy is able to sell 60 identical 150mg doses of Pradaxa for a reduced $90.
A popular alternative to other anticholinergic medications, Spiriva is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. In the United States, 30 18mcg capsules runs an average of $412.00.
Canadian Online Pharmacy - PricePro Pharmacy offers the same Spiriva prescription for $52.00 (30 18mcg pills).
Used in inhaler form to treat asthma, Symbicort sells for an average of $348 for 1 inhaler (120 doses @ 160mcg) in the United States, while PricePro Pharmacy can sell the same Symbicort inhaler to American’s for half the cost - $80.00 (120 doses @ 160mcg)
A bronchodilator, Ventolin works to combat bronchospasm and open airways in the lungs making it easier for users to breathe. GoodRx cites the average American price for 1 Ventolin HFA inhaler runs an approximate $58.44.
In Canada, a single Ventolin HFA inhaler (200 doses) sells from PricePro Pharmacy for $30.00
Vesicare, or Solifenacin, is used by patients to treat overactive bladders. In the United States, 30 10mg tablets of Vesicare sell for an average of $365.14. In Canada, PricePro Pharmacy sells 3X the medication (90 10mg tablets) of Vesicare for only $165.00
A unique prescription drug that is used to treat blood clots in the veins and/or lungs, Xarelto, or Rivaroxaban, sells in the United States for an average of $424.68 for 30 20mg tablets.
In Canada, we at PricePro Pharmacy are able to sell 84 tablets of 20mg Xarelto for only $140.25. That’s
While Canada’s universal health care plan may never be truly perfect in offering prescription medication protection, the well regulated drug price regulation laws in Canada allow people to attain their prescription medications and save money by ordering from an online pharmacy in Canada at hugely reduced costs.
With these savings, patients can afford to treat their conditions more consistently, for much longer - encouraging and supporting good health in a larger number of the population.
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