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Prescription Drugs From Canada

Purchasing Prescription Drugs From Canada On The Internet

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If you are considering purchasing drugs from an internet provider that says the drugs are from Canada, check to see:

  • If the site is Canadian.
  • The drugs are from Canada.
  • If the site is reputable. There have reportedly been sites which claim to sell drugs from Canada when they actually provide product from unregulated third world countries or that are really only a front to scam people out of their money entirely. LIkewise, some sites use certificates which appear to be official looking but aren't.

To find out if a Canadian website is reputable, look for the pharmacy's license number and the name of the authority that granted it. To confirm that the pharmacy is indeed licensed, call the College of Pharmacy in the particular province. You can locate local regulators at the following web sites: 

A reputable site will require a doctor's prescription, which will be reviewed by a Canadian doctor as required by Canadian law. Also:

  • Patients should be required to submit details of their medical history.
  • There should be a phone number and address so you can speak with a pharmacist.
  • There should be a pharmacist available to explain the differences, if any, between the American and Canadian drugs.

NOTE: You may be required to sign a limited power of attorney which provides the Canadian company the right to buy medications for you and to then ship them to you in the U.S.

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