So, you’re fed up with the high price of medications in the United States, something that’s even worse during this pandemic. I can’t say as I blame you, and this is something that most people been fed up with for a long time. There’s a lot of finger-pointing about the reason for these high prices, and perhaps some of the finger-pointing is indeed justified, but that’s not what we’re here to discuss.
However, I do want to point out that there is one factor that has nothing to do with politics, something that’s utterly unavoidable. Given that medications have to be manufactured overseas in most cases, they’re imported. As a result, due to overhead for importing, import taxes and the requirement of tight control and inspection for safety, this is going to increase the price of any imported good meant for human consumption.
And yet, Canadian medications seem to be so much cheaper, despite the fact that they face the same import hurdle. Why is this?
A simplification of this would be this: they aren’t really any cheaper for Canadians, for the most part. The higher cost is offset in a different way for Canadians, being reflected in their taxes rather than the price point of medications. As an American citizen, not paying into the Canadian tax system, you can take advantage of this artificially low price point. You will see a slight increase in the price, because you’re importing things yet again, but it’s negligible, given the border between the US and Canada is a very friendly one.
So, it’s a good idea to learn how to order meds online from Canada.
But, is this legal?
Yes! It is completely legal to order medications from any nation with which we have an alliance and trade agreement. You can order them from Europe, South America, Canada, Australia, anywhere you like. It just happens to be cheaper to do it from Canada due to its proximity, land border and that loophole mentioned above. As long as it’s FDA approved, and not some sort of bizarre controlled substance, you’re good to go.
I’m ready to learn how to order meds online from Canada. Shut up and tell me how already!
Well, there’s a reason I spent most of this article explaining the background of this, and not telling you how to do it. What is that reason? There’s really not that much to tell you in this regard! It’s actually extremely simple to do, no more complicated than ordering a pizza over the Internet, with the exception of certain prescription technicalities.
All you need to do is go online, and look for Canadian pharmacies that sell to the United States. As long as you have a valid method of paying through an online marketplace, such as a debit or credit card, PayPal, anything like that, you’re good. When it comes to prescriptions, it will ask you for specific information provided in your prescription documentation. If you run into any difficulties with this, they will provide an agent to talk you through it. You can also ask your physician to deal directly with an online pharmacy in these cases, and they are in fact obligated to oblige you so stand your ground.