I have resorted to purchasing my medication, Latuda, which I take for mental health, from an on-line Canadian licensed pharmacy. Because of changes to Medicare, I cannot afford my medication in the US. Medicare has made guidelines that restrict insurance companies from providing exceptions on tier 5 medications. My co-pay for my medication would be $700/month. I can buy a three-month supply for $550 including expedited shipping from Canada. They are very professional and send the medication promptly. If I did not have this option, I would not be able to afford my medicine. I don’t know how I would function. I need this medication.
My Symbicort inhaler for asthma costs $250 per month in the U.S. When I order the same inhaler through a Canadian pharmacy, it only costs $46. Both inhalers are made by Astra Zeneca.
I have been ordering out of Canada for approx. 2 years. I have a heart condition that requires Corlanor 7.5mg to regulate heart rate. The cost of 60 tabs (30 days) is approx. $500.00 List price in the USA. The good rx price is about $460.00. My insurance price is about $236.00. The generic Corlanor is $42.00 a month from Canada. I am not a rich person. If I had to buy the Corlanor in the USA, I would have to stop use or take a much smaller dose. Canada is willing to help the USA customers greatly reduce the price paid for some very expensive medications. Please continue to allow medications to be imported to the USA from Canada.
I have been ordering my prescription medication from a Canadian pharmacy for over 15 years. It has saved me thousands of dollars. My experience has always been very professional, efficient, responsive, and timely.
Five years ago, my income was so low that I received money back from the government. Paying U.S. prescription prices even for just my most important medications Orphenadrine and Estradot would definitely have strapped me financially. Now, they are not covered by Medicare. Getting my prescriptions at affordable prices from Canadian pharmacies has been a lifeline.
I have asthma. Most of my inhalers cost hundreds of dollars a month. There was a period of time when I couldn't afford my inhalers (one cost $700/mo another was $400 a month). My doctor suggested I check into Canadian pharmacies and now I get all my inhalers for about $200 a month. I also have dry eyes from chemo (had cancer in 2004), so I need Restasis (around $700 a month in the US) to see well. I have recently been able to start getting that from Canada as well for a much-reduced cost (under $300/mo).
I am retired and living on Social Security. The prescription that I need to take daily, costs 3 times as much in the US versus what I pay for from an online Canadian pharmacy called Northwest Pharmacy. I rely on Northwest Pharmacy to provide an affordable solution to my medical needs.
I am purchasing Januvia and Renexa from Canada for my diabetes and heart (angina) in the US these would cost me $140+ and $300+ respectively for 90 days with my insurance. In Canada, I can get them for $60 and $80 respectively without insurance.
I was shocked to hear that my provider would no longer cover a simple steroid cream used for eczema. Every month I pay insurance premiums and do not use any other prescription drugs except for an occasional antibiotic. It's as if the insurance company looked into my usage records and removed the one drug I use. My pharmacist told me that clobetasol propionate cream was no longer in the formulary and that my cost for 60 g (about two years supply for me) would be $500 USD. $500!! That's absurd and nearly half my monthly income. Out of the US the price is a fraction of that at $55 Canadian for 100g or about $43 Pounds. This is the US government facilitate gouging and it's shameful.
I purchase Bystolic. I have Obamacare Coverage, and lucky to get it. My CO-PAY is over $ 1600.00 WITH PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE for a three month supply. I can order overseas from an Internationally registered pharmacy for $ 78.00. - Now think about this- They make a profit selling it at $ 78.00. Shame on our political machine that allows this to happen.