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.
Real Canadian pharmacies do not fill US prescriptions without a counter-signature from a Canadian doctor.
Here's an update of canadadrugs.com:
After being fined $34m dollars, they shut down earlier this year.
If you drive across the border into Canada you can use a reputable drug store. Best to check with authorities at border. In some cases pharmacist will fill U.S doctors order. Not always. I live close to border and occasionally see Americans using my pharmacy.
+Frank White they are definitely not legitimate. If they are selling a controlled substance online without a prescription required, that is the first red flag. I have been in the online pharmacy field for almost 10 years now and know a legit and non legit website when I see it. This one is definitely not.
YES, They are legit!! you can call them on the phone to talk to someone they ship from USA and CANADA ALL OVER THE WORLD ,you should have just place order and they will respond to you if you are not comfortable to buy from them you cancel the deal Hahahaha , i hope my reply help you
But the FDA is American and they've proven themselves to be untrustable so why should we trust them? The USA doesn't care about its own people so of course they're going to treat foreigners worse, it's about money, and selling false hope
Hey I'm from Canada if you can't buy boiled tree frogs mixed with old tires and curdled milk in pill form that's your country it's not our problem!! If you order pills online and something different shows up... that's unfortunate.
Point of order: The FDA does not apply in Canada, as it is a SEPARATE COUNTRY and has its own regulation process. As such it is to be expected that they have approved some drugs the FDA has not, and vice versa. Also, scenario 3: "Hi. I'm an FDA approved pharmacist and this is a pill that you really need to keep living. In any civilized nation it would cost $1, but this is America so it'll cost you $1000. This is totally not a form of theft." Pointing out that some sites are disreputable is a public service - but providing no evidence or citations, and implying drugs made outside of the US are all rat poison or sawdust, and ignoring the fundamental underling reasons people do this, feels a bit like mislabeling.
If what you say is true it makes it look like Canada has no official oversight in place... is that the case?
Note that nowadays a hell of a lot of American pills contain ingredients made in China, and many Asian pharmaceutical producers have a pretty bad reputation. It ain't just Canada.
Health Canada is a very good regulatory agency. And Canada has much stricter laws with regards to what is allowed in our food and meds. For example, Canadian milk is prohibited from having antibiotics or growth hormones . These people are using Canada as a marketing technique in order to trick consumers into trusting them. When in fact Health Canada would shut these guys down faster then you could say China. But they are not based in Canada, don't even operate in Canada and sure as hell are not approved by any Canadian regulator.
I think the point made here is that you should not believe everything you hear on the web regarding your health and medications. In reality you should be trusting your local trusted doctor and genuine local pharmacy stores (certified, they must show that certification on the wall) that give the medications for certain things. I would try to look for local grocery stores that have their own pharmacy section built in cause you know convenient.
Didn't even know that part that this a bullshit channel. Second there are people that they think they are smart ordering medication cheaply online to save a few dollars here and there, not realizing the cost of their health is either life or death. That advice is for them. I don't order medication online cause i just don't want to put my health at risk.
Why did Dr Conway pick those? There are many other Canadian pharmacies that never had any case againts them like Jean Coutu, Pharmaprix and some others. I live in Canada and it is the first time I ever heard of "NorthWest Parmacy".
Yes you are patriotic, Dr Conway, but being honest is more credible.
So you confirm that ad hominem is your best (and last) argument. Thanks.
So that is my last answer to you. I don't discuss at this level. Because this is not discussion anymore.
Wishing you happiness. As they say in aviation : Tailwind. Godspeed.
sadly stupidity is the only option left, because if you would have actually watched the vide you sure should have stumbled about 4:03
so its clearly evident that Conway isnt bashing Canadian pharmacies but the scam that is behind those sites. they sure as fuck also have an address with my home country in it.
and like i said before: reputable chains wont send prescription drugs from Canada to the USA, because its generally illegal.
so.....either you misunderstand his entire point (aka being stupid) or you misrepresent his point on purpose which would make you a liar. your pick.
So Ad Hominem is the best argument you can bring up? You never met me, it is the first time we chat, so you cannot tell wether I am stupid and have a poor soul or not.
But now everybody reading this can tell a lot about your education, your capacity of sustaining your arguments, of proving what you advance...
OK : I give you another chance : you said I lied : please tell us where.
Hello Dr Conway, are you planning to ever make a sequel to "Science, pseudoscience and outright scheisse"? There is a "Doctor" Steven Gundry. He is fascinating, especially for advocating outright scheisse enemas, or "excrement transplantation" as a rejuvenation method. According to an interview on Youtube, he is also friends with an outright scheisse luminary "Doctor" Mehmet Oz.
Interestingly an "Extract of the excrement of a Bulgarian peasant" was a pill a certain "Doctor" Theodor Morell, prescribed and administered to Hitler. Some things never change...
I liked your presentation except for the ending part, the FDA is an enemy to the American People. They approve drugs that are dangerous, and take bribes from the Pharmaceutical giants etc.. all in the interests of making money off of people, not much different than the miscreant you described in your video.
Dr. Conway, I really, really enjoy your content and I love how you explain the science of these things. I really really wish you would put out more content. I am sure you have a lot of stuff to do as it is, but I think these videos could help educate people and spread good will to our brothers and sisters across the planet. Please consider making more videos and continue fighting the good fight.
Somehow they got my email about ten years ago and I'm still getting email from them no matter how many times I flag them as spam and report them as a phishing scam. They must come up with several new email addresses every week.
Maybe an unintended consequence of this video: It just shows how desperate American patients are, and how broken the American health system is when you can't even afford the medicine you need to survive or just to get better.
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?
Oxycontin is a very effective pain killer that works when OTC products don't. While you hear about the "opioid crisis", you lose the perspective that the overwhelming majority of people do not become addicted to them. In my own case, I had it prescribed twice in my life. The first time was five years ago following major orthopaedic surgery for which I spent 5 months in a cast. The surgeon, YT, and online forums all described the pain I was going to be in. I took the Oxycontin once, didn't like how it made me feel and, being pretty good at handling pain, I was able to manage the rest of the time with just Tylenol and that was that. Fast forward to this year. I stretched and tore a groin muscle. Again I was prescribed Oxycontin. I was glad, because this time the world of pain I was in simply wasn't manageable any other way. The first day I took one every six hours, but after 3-4 days the pain subsided just enough that i was back on Tylenol and never had the urge to crush and snort the remains of the Oxycontin prescription. My experience is not unique, it is the same as that of all but a small fraction of people who are prescribed opioid pain-killers. Perhaps instead of demonizing this very effective product, we should try to understand why some people become addicted to it and develop ways to help them, after all we do not blame breweries and distilleries for the fact that some people are alcoholics while most can enjoy a cold one and retain complete control over their consumption.
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.
+Falbert Forester Most drugs sold in Canada and the US are made overseas. For the rest, there is a thriving pharmaceutical industry in Canada, so while some drugs sold in Canada are no doubt imported from south of the border, the majority are not, which doesn't mean they aren't the same. Generics are an interesting case. Because a large chunk of the market for off-patent drugs is occupied by generics, the original manufacturers try to get their own share of this market by creating their own generics version which are 100% identical to the originals. These are known as "super-generics" and they are certainly a better deal than the original. on either side of the border.
Just look at health spendings table https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_total_health_expenditure_per_capita.
US spend 2 (twice) as much for health care than Canada, yet Americans still live 3 years less in average. Look at Greece, they spend 4 time less per capita, but live 8 (!) years more.
For the most part it is all due to FDA and the private health-care industry. Capitalism and health-care don't really work well together.
I've seen/heard a lot of people state that it's more expensive in the US. I've never seen any actual reports/studies though that show this (and I've always been too lazy to actually research it). It's one of those things that "everyone knows", and sadly something that no one will believe otherwise because of our own ignorance.
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
Unc-, err, Conway–
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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