RX PRICE COMPARISON U.S. VS CANADA

Updated: Nov 7


Are You Sick of Paying Too Much for Medications?


Washington, D.C. – The Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation (CPPI)’s September “Rx Price Comparison” reveals that brand name prescription drugs in America are available at up to 89% savings from licensed online Canadian pharmacies. CPPI’s comparisons of ten of the most commonly ordered brand name prescription drugs have consistently found that, even with coupon discounts, prescription drugs that Americans struggle to pay for are on average 50% to 90% cheaper from licensed online Canadian pharmacies.


Price Comparison:


“Prescription drugs in the United States continue to rank as the most expensive of any country in the world,” said CPPI Executive Director Jack Pfeiffer. “The Coronavirus Pandemic has highlighted Americans’ dire need for safe and affordable medication. Personal prescription importation offers the same safe prescription drugs at substantial savings.”


The average price of medications in the US exceeds the global median price by some 300 percent. The average costs of prescription drugs are about $1,200 per person per year, according to new analysis from the Washington Post. In a survey study released by CPPI in July, respondents reported saving an average of $245 per month for safe pharmaceuticals from online pharmacies in Canada.


The impacts of the COVID-19 have made it even more difficult for Americans to afford their medications. As of the first week of September, over 28 million Americans were receiving some form of unemployment benefit. Millions of American families have lost health insurance. Nine in ten Americans are concerned with the rising costs of prescription drugs due to Covid-19, says a recent Gallup study.


Some 86% of CPPI survey respondents report that lowering high drug prices is either extremely important or very important to their vote this election. In July, President Donald Trump issued four executive orders aimed at lowering prescription drug costs, and topping the list was the expansion of prescription importation. Execution of the executive order awaits detailed regulatory guidance from the Health and Human Services Administration. Democrats and Republicans in both the House and the Senate have supported legislation that would expand and protect prescription importation, yet the legislation is still waiting for votes to be scheduled.


While the majority of Americans await the passing of evasive legislation and issuance of regulatory details to help reduce medication costs, over 2.4 million Americans have been importing prescription drugs from foreign countries for years.


Purchasing prescription medications for importation from licensed and certified online Canadian pharmacies is safe and easy. The FDA even has guidance for personal importation of drug products.


About the Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation www.personalimportation.org


The Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation (CPPI) is a national nonprofit patient advocacy organization that fights for Americans’ access to safe, affordable prescription medications from Canada for personal use. Tens of millions of Americans – especially the elderly and others on fixed incomes – struggle to pay the extremely high price of prescription medications in the U.S. We are here to be their voice.


Hundreds of thousands of Americans use licensed Canadian pharmacies annually, to purchase their daily prescription medications at an affordable price. We believe that all Americans have a right to affordable medications.


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