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Helping Americans Get The Truth About Prescription Drug Savings
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Older Americans Online PharmaciesAARP just released its Rx Price Watch Report and the data doesn’t do your wallet any favors. Thankfully, verified international online pharmacies offer the price relief consumers need but can’t find locally. AARP has recommended that consumers consult to avoid rogue online pharmacy scams.

The AARP report painted quite a grim picture concerning the lack of drug price relief in the U.S.:

“In 2015, the average annual cost of therapy for just one prescription drug was almost $13,000 for older adults. This cost was:

  • Equal to 80% of the average Social Security retirement benefit of $16,101.
  • More than 50% of Medicare beneficiaries’ median income of $25,150.
  • Almost 25% of the median household income of $55,775.”

At best, it can be frustrating to be faced with unexpected high costs at the pharmacy counter. At its worst, not being able to afford your local pharmacy prices can lead to death.

“Given these trends in prescription drug price increases, we’re going to continue seeing more and more older Americans, especially those on fixed incomes, who’ll be unable to afford their prescription drugs,” said Leigh Purvis, Director of Health Services Research, AARP Public Policy Institute, and co-author of the report.

One Solution to High Drug Prices

Just last week, CEO and founder of, Tod Cooperman, M.D., compiled a list for the Huffington Post of 20 Drugs That Cost a Lot Less Outside the U.S. These are all medications for which there is no generic alternative available in the U.S. For example, the fast-acting insulin Novolog is 74% cheaper when ordered from a pharmacy in Canada. Xarelto, a popular blood thinner, can be ordered for as much as 90% less from Turkey, and Viagra is 91% cheaper when ordered from a pharmacy in New Zealand. These medications are available online and dispensed from verified pharmacies in Canada and other countries.

When tens of millions of Americans have bought prescriptions medications from abroad and imported them without a hitch, the solution is clear. Just be sure to only order your medication through online pharmacies that are reviewed and approved in the PharmacyChecker Verification Program. By verifying international online pharmacies and providing online pharmacy drug price comparisons, the PharmacyChecker Verification Program helps older Americans get the best deal without sacrificing their health and safety.

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