There are two main reasons why medications are priced as they are in Canada:
– The Canadian government regulates how much pharmaceutical companies can charge for their brand name medications in Canada.
– The strong American dollar allows US citizens to have a higher purchasing power. For these reasons, US citizens may save on prescription medications purchased from Canada
Canada’s healthcare system is one of the best healthcare systems in the world. The Canadian government imposes extremely stringent regulations on the manufacturers of medications in our country. These regulations, imposed by Health Canada, meet or exceed FDA Standards.
Not all drugs available in the United States are available in Canada. However, some medications have a different brand name in Canada, but are in fact the exact same medication. CanadianMedsDirect does not dispense or ship any Narcotics or Controlled Medications such as benzodiazepines or amphetamines.
A generic drug is a medication for which the original manufacturer has lost patent protection. Once a patent has expired, other manufacturers can produce and sell that medication at a lower more competitive price. Canadian and US regulators ensure these drugs provide the same therapeutic effect (bioequivalence) as the brand name drug. Generic drugs have the same active ingredient, strength, dosage form, and route of administration as the brand-name drug. All manufacturing, packaging, and testing sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand-name drugs. Many generic drugs are made in the same manufacturing plants as the brand-name drugs.
If you want to receive your prescriptions from Canada, Canadian pharmacy regulations require all US prescriptions to be approved by a Canadian physician prior to being filled by a Canadian pharmacy. CanadianMedsDirect will submit your Health Questionnaire along with your US prescription for independent medical review by a Canadian licensed physician.
Submit your order Online is the fastest way. Start here by Creating an Account.
Or if you prefer to order Offline. You may submit your forms to us in 1 of 2 ways:
– Fax them to us toll free 1-844-318-9837
– Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain your prescriptions from Canada the original prescription must be sent to us. It can also be submitted by your physician on your behalf.
CanadianMedsDirect accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard , PayPal, Personal Cheques and INTERNATIONAL Money Orders.
Shipping charges are $15.00 USD per tracked package (not per drug) for prescription items.
Most orders are processed overnight and shipped the next business day, however, please allow up to 48 hours for processing of your order. For shipping via Canada Post’s XPRESSPOST USA service please also allow 5-7 business days to receive your prescriptions from Canada.
Three months worth. Regulations put into place by the US Customs, American citizens are only allowed to import a maximum of 3 months worth (90 Day Supply) of medication for personal use. Any amount above this 3-month limit is not considered “personal use”.
Unfortunately, US insurance plans will not accept claims from a foreign pharmacy. You will however, be issued a receipt with your prescription that you may submit to your insurance company for re-imbursement.
Prescriptions that have been dispensed and shipped to the customer are not returnable to inventory under Canadian law. For this reason, all sales are final.
At CanadianMedsDirect, safeguarding the confidentiality of your personal information is a primary concern. Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act prohibits us from releasing any customer’s personal, medical or financial information to anyone other than the health professionals responsible for filling your prescriptions, without your written consent.