A few weeks ago I posted a thread about
my experiences and thoughts buying from "Canadian pharmacy" websites
(which in almost all cases are not actually filling through Canadian pharmacies - they are actually "Pharmacy referral services" that forward your prescript
ion to pharmacies in some reputable countries (Australia, UK, Singapore, New Zealand, possibly occasionally Canada) and some not-so-reputable (Mauritius). These pharmacies supposedly follow the safety regulations and supply-chain-auditing of the country they reside in, which may be quite different than the safety laws in the USA.
I used one that filled my generic Lialda prescript
ion at 1/7 the cost of my US employer's insurance's pharmacy. They filled it through Singapore but then switched to Mauritius, which scared me, and I'm not happy about
it, but I'm sticking with it for the time being.
I understand this is a very dangerous game I'm playing. I have a stockpile of mesalamine and I use the oldest stuff first. Hopefully if anything happens with counterfeit drugs I'll hear about
it before I consume it.
There's a number of websites like PharmacyChecker.com or cipa.com or ipabc.ca which purport to verify whether these international pharmacy referral services are safe and legitimate, but this raises the question of why we should trust *those* self-run auditors. All of them are businesses, not government agencies.
Buyer beware. There's a lot of money to be saved, and there's also a lot of money for fraudsters to make.
I'm also a little unsettled why the DOZENS of these websites all look like they are made by the exact same website designer. I suspect many of them are fronts for the same company.
Post Edited (UCinGV) : 9/30/2019 11:36:16 AM (GMT-6)