There is no shortage of online pharmacies out there who claim to be able to provide cheap, quality pharmaceuticals from Canada. There is likewise no shortage of people who actually believe that these sites routinely provide pharmaceutical products that are not substandard, adulterated or just simply counterfeit. Herein we briefly discuss the phenomenon of online "Canadian" pharmacies. We do not for one minute wish to represent that the companies mentioned herein, or any other online pharmacy, is any sort of criminal enterprise. We are quite certain that somewhere out there is an online pharmacy which provides high-quality, cheap and effective drugs that are produced under stringently regulated conditions. As soon as we find it, we'll let you know.
So tell me how the FDA approved things like codeine and oxycontin that people have become dependent on? Also how do Ph.D.s like yourself prescribe these things knowing that they can do more harm than good? One other thing how can doctors and the FDA approve things that contain opiates or things that contain methamphetamines like ritalin? What other drugs will they approve of that we as United States citizens will become dependent on and shell out for?
The other problem is that taxation makes drugs 10 times more expensive just because they are sold in the US. And these drugs are the exact same products by the same pharmaceuticals but cheaper in any other country.
Not so. It's not taxation - Canada has much higher effective tax rates than the USA - almost 50% more by some measures, and yet has lower drug prices for the same product, made in the same facilities in the USA. This is also true for much of the EU. Overseas manufacturers of certain generic drugs also often offer pills that are certified by the FDA to have the same quality and quantity of drug in them, at a tenth of the price of the brand name. Pfizer's own Viagra is even available in a generic, made by Pfizer!!! at less than half the price per pill of the brand name. It's all combination of greed and "charging what the market will bear".
guess what???the sooner we get rid of quacks like those you support the better. People need to eat right, sleep right and exercise. The drugs are an effect of those issues. Trillions of dollars are made by the real criminals who have created the problems and now treat it, being supported by crooks like you.
I don't think it's as easy as that though. If things like that occured say, 1% of the time, just like you can make your own search at home, the government must have some way to run a fiscal work and find out if their people are being sold fake drugs. Im not canadian or american, so I dont know how things work, but I think there's probably more to it than "theyre not approved by fda=its rat poison".
I am a skeptic of the first order. My trust of the FDA is seriously damaged by everything from its statements on weed (schedule 1 BULL SHIT) to the efficacy of medication approved in EU countries, Canada etc as not being American quality or safety. Again BULL SHIT. The FDA sometimes comes across as being some political too to be used in the interest of Pharma first and patients second.
you fucking deluded mole rat.... id like to see a video on the damage that all your "prescribed: drugs have done to your body and many others. They are the same things just sold in different packaging and labeled legal by a big company who sells it for 10 times more for profit. That's why they want Canadian outlets and other sources gone ... money its always money and don't thinks its anything else. One day simple medication will only be available for the wealthy and you'll have wished you'd have put your PHD to use in researching alternative forms of self medication so that people aren't so reliant on these big chain outlets for health care.
hahaha phuck all those stupid pitiful replies which can't even write in proper English grammar.
so sick of so many stupid illerate morons TRYING TO MAKE COLLEGE LEVEL CLAIMS WITHOUT A THESIS
You have one phucking MORON (ROLLINSON), arguing financial inequality like its somethings of a surprise stupid dumb-ass.
As if this PHD has a CHOICE of researching alternate medicine witch don't fit the OLIGOPOLY
You make ZEROS SENSE to any one from the older generation so just shut the fuck up. t-_-t
Fucking inane ignoramus fool.
I still find it funny how the US doesn't have free medical care *as a choice* for it's people, the only 'developed' nation that doesn't do that. Mainly because the tax dollars you pay go to other things such as fuelling unjustified wars and what not
dog rollinson In every society the sheeple are the majority and they can hardly change their opinion that the government has implanted, so it will be hard for them to wake up and demand for in this ex. better food quality.
P.s. It's a huge deal for the mass producers, cuz u know, it's way cheaper to make synthetic products
i do agree with that statement my initial comment i did lack that point of how the shady sellers have there own problem, but i didn't like the viewpoint that Samuel has which seems to be that you can only trust drugs and medication if they come from a legal outlet such as a heal;th care system or pharmacy which is absolutely the worst thing. Just because something is government approved as safe for use and consumption doesn't mean it is, look at the way the food industry works with all the drugs and sugars they pump into everything purposely to sell it for a much higher price and then driving up the price of natural produce that don't have these synthetic elements in them. in my opinion there needs to be some serious research done into how people can look after themselves at home without the need for overpriced products that generally just work on the placebo effect with many of the positives wearing off within a month
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Drugs may be approved for use in countries outside of the United States, yet not approved by the FDA here. It'd be a fallacy based on American exceptionalism to therefore claim that said drugs are unsafe or of no use. Such is the case with the aforementioned domperidone, cyproterone acetate and other drugs- they have known medical uses but are not approved in the United States.
It is good to be skeptical of online pharmacies and to understand the potential financial, legal and health risks of purchasing from them. They aren't completely without purpose, though, and chemistry can offer some means of determining if what you receive is what you were told it was.
"oOoo birth defects" -- yeah, I'm betting they were filling acutane perscriptions for zitty youths. Forget about exfoliation and moisturizing take this toxic acne medicine that can give your unborn fetus 8 limbs.
I'd sooner DIY things in Tijuana but I'm also not mainlining the IP vaults from Wyeth and Pfizer just yet so we're ok. Mostly, I'd think demanding factory seals is pretty standard. It's not like pharmacies in Walmart just get giant boxes filled with stamped tablets and scoop them into bottles. Those orange tubes are easier for people to use. If you're buying unmarked Rx that way, reconsider your options.
While you make a good point in reviewing a webpage before buying there, it sounds for me a bit strange that you point your decision on the FDA warnings. While these aren't irrelevant, and these examples are somewhat shady, I want to point out (just for the Fairness) that non-regulated products in the US can be regulated ones in Canda. The FDA is only the regulation Agency for the US and not the Canadian Equivalent which goes by the Name Health Canda. One example be found here: http://healthydebate.ca/opinions/title-health-canada-and-the-fda-two-peas-from-different-pods
Personally speaking, I wouldn't trust some shady online pharmacy but go to a real one with a local, but anyway, there are also reasons why you are only allowed to buy certain drugs with a recipe (at least here in Germany), and no not everyone knows how to handle drugs, especially when they comes in different doses!
ive seen those sort of sites before and most of the time theyre actually a lot more expensive then in an actual pharmacy i saw a box of 6 500ML capsules of ibuprofen on an online pharmacy for £3.99 and when i went to my local pharmacy i got the same product for £1 and its an over the counter drug too and one of the best over the counter pain relief drugs going
A lot of doctors might recommend name brand drugs, but the generic ones are just as effective and contain the same components, as they have to by law in the US. So one way of shaving costs is to ask if there are generic versions of the prescriptions you need.
Like Striker suggested, talk to your doctor. I've had to have that conversation before. They recommend something they think would work -best- for me, but check and my insurance won't cover it, so they write a script for something similar, and advise me to, if/when I'm able, get the one they originally recommended.
I've also had a convo with a doctor about a medication that had ceased US production. I knew where it could be gotten online, but to get it legally, I'd need a doctor's prescription. The doctor refused, mainly because they weren't comfortable not knowing the source of the medication - any time it's from outside the US, you can't be assured it will meet US standards.
Here's another thing to consider with out of country scripts: is the medication you need worth gambling that it might be something to make your condition worse? You might be playing pill roulette.
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