About CPPI



The Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation (CPPI) is a national nonprofit patient advocacy organization that advocates 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.



The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates over 5 million Americans fill their prescriptions by going outside of the U.S. Approximately 1 million Americans use licensed Canadian pharmacies annually, to purchase their health maintenance medications at an affordable price. We believe that all Americans have a right to affordable medications. It’s time to change the current U.S. policy on this issue to provide immediate access to life-saving medications, taken daily for chronic health conditions, at prices patients can afford.


We believe Congress should act to ensure full access to safe, affordable health maintenance prescriptions from legitimate, licensed Canadian pharmacies. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced time-and-again for more than a decade to address this issue with a common-sense approach.

With the help of tens of thousands of supporters, we are working to ensure our elected officials understand the impact of high drug prices on consumers across the U.S. and act to provide reasonable access to safe, affordable prescriptions from Canada.

Learn more about how you can help HERE.


Personal prescription importation has been used safely by millions of Americans for more than a decade when using certified, trusted, and legitimate Canadian pharmacies. These Americans access licensed Canadian pharmacies who use the Internet to display available medications and then call in, give the pharmacy their valid prescription, and have a conversation about their health and other medications.

Americans have come to trust Canada for safe, affordable medications, in large part because the FDA and its Canadian counterpart, Health Canada, have nearly identical standards when it comes to prescription medications.

However, there are rogue pharmacies and other bad actors on the Internet, which is why it is critical to ensure you are working with a trusted, certified, legitimate pharmacy, and avoid rogue pharmacies.

  1. Understand the key differences between credentialed pharmacies and rogue pharmacies:Rogue chart

You should never use an online pharmacy that you cannot verify. If you have a question about the validity or legitimacy of an online pharmacy, insert the website address (URL) into the CIPA verification website.

  1. Verify the pharmacy is legitimate
  • Check the website of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) for a multitude of information, including pharmacy verification, patient safety issues, and other news.
  • Use CIPA’s resources to verify the website of any pharmacy, confirming its legitimacy as a licensed, retail pharmacy.
  • Review CIPA’s list of fraudulent websitesAvoid these websites completely!