The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) states that, “They found that 96 percent of them were operating illegally. Very often, they were not Canadian at all, but other foreign sites masquerading as Canadian online pharmacies. The drugs they dispensed were not approved by Health Canada or the FDA.”
“Based on their 20 years of research, NABP says that U.S. consumers rarely, if ever, receive Health-Canada-approved products when buying from online pharmacies that claim to be Canadian. They often come from India, Turkey, or Southeast Asia. These drugs may be substandard or unsafe.”
As the prescription drugs from Canada, comparatively cost less as compared to the U.S. Americans prefer to buy prescription drugs from Canada.
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It’s a well-known fact that prescription drugs in Canada are cheaper than in the US. American patients are encouraged to buy prescription drugs from their neighbors in the north. Canada has a national and universal healthcare system.
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Americans are allowed to import only 3 month supply from Canada if they follow certain rules issued by the FDA. Before buying from an online drugstore, one must check whether they are verified by VIPPS (Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site) or CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association)