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International & Canadian Online Pharmacies: A Vital Resource for Millions of Americans

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Customers of NorthWestPharmacy.com will often cite low prices as the biggest benefit of ordering their medication through a reputable online Canadian pharmacy or international. However, for millions of Americans today, these savings are more than just beneficial, they are vital. Recent studies highlight just how crucial it is for Americans to have access to the affordable drug prices provided by Canadian online pharmacies and international online pharmacies.

The National Center for Health Statistics 2011 report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that 25 million Americans did not fill a prescription due to cost in 2009. This figure nearly doubled in 2010, when a staggering 48 million Americans were unable to fill their prescriptions due to the high cost, according to The Biennial Health Insurance Survey conducted by The Commonwealth Fund. The percentage of Americans skipping their medication due to price nearly doubled from 1997 to 2009, increasing from 4.8% to 8.4%. From 2001 to 2010, there was an increase of 66% in the number of Americans who did not fill a prescription due to cost.

Those who are enrolled in Medicare are just as vulnerable to exorbitant drug costs. A study published in the Public Library of Science journal in 2011 reveals that 3.4 million Medicare enrolees stop filling their prescriptions in the coverage gap, or "donut hole." The same study reports that beneficiaries reach the coverage gap an average of 7 months after being enrolled in Medicare.

Reducing or skipping medication is not only detrimental to an individual's health, but is also costing America's health care system billions of dollars. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration states that prescription non-adherence will add an additional $290 billion to America's healthcare costs in 2011.

These statistics represent the dire need for affordable drugs for the tens of millions of Americans who cannot afford their prescribed medications.

NorthWestPharmacy.com provides savings of up to 90% on prescription drugs. In addition to the guaranteed lowest prices, the quality and safety of your medication is ensured. (See: https://www.northwestpharmacy.com/drug-safety-and-authenticity.aspx.) Corporate special interest groups discourage Americans from taking advantage of these low prices by promoting misinformation and false statistics about counterfeit drug sales, but legitimate online Canadian pharmacies and international drugstores such as NorthWestPharmacy.com provide authentic, high quality medications for a fraction of the price charged in the USA.

Access to a legitimate Canadian online pharmacy or international drugstore is vital for the millions of Americans who cannot afford the exorbitant cost of prescription drugs in the United States. If you know someone who cannot afford their medicines locally, we may be able to help and we appreciate your referrals.