Q: How much will I save and why?
A: You can save up to 80%, which can represent hundreds of dollars per order. The first reason is price controls. The Canadian government limits how much pharmaceutical manufacturers can charge for brand name drugs. The second reason is that Canadian Pharmaceutical manufacturers are not permitted to advertise their products, which lowers their operating costs. The final reason is the relatively cheap Canadian dollar. For example, $100 USD buys roughly $155 in Canadian goods.
Q: How does it work to order a new prescription?
A: For step-by-step information on how to order for the first time.
Q: Can I transfer a prescription from my local pharmacy?
We cannot accept prescriptions transferred from abroad. We must have a faxed or original copy of your prescription.
Q: How does it work for refill orders?
A: To order refills, all you need to do is contact us at our toll free phone number, or order online by Clicking Here. No other information is needed unless there has been a change in your address, health condition, in the strengths or quantities of the medications you’re taking, or in the method of payment. Once a prescription has expired, it will be necessary to provide a copy of the new prescription issued by your U.S. doctor.
Q: Is a prescription required?
A: Yes. Just like your local pharmacy, we require a valid prescription from your physician licensed to practice in your state of residence.
Q: How much medication can I buy?
A: You are only allowed to import a maximum of 3 months worth of medication for personal use. It is recommended that your physician write a 90 prescription with three additional re-fills for any medications you take on a ongoing basis.
Q: Why do you round up or down the quantity of medication?
A: For your safety we only send original manufacturers sealed containers. All the quantities are rounded up or down depending on how many are originally packaged by the drug manufacturer in each container bottle. For example if you are ordering 90 tablets, and manufacturers bottle contains 100 tablets, 100 will be shipped. If you are ordering 110 tablets, still only 100 will be shipped. When the 90-day maximum supply rule is in conflict with shipping in manufacturers container rule, manufacturers sealed container rule takes precedent.
Q: How long will my order take to process?
A: Your first order with Globalcanadianpharmacy.com can take up to 1week to process once we have received your completed Patient Registration Form and valid U.S. prescription. Allow up to 1 week for shipping. Refill orders are processed within 7-10 days. Shipping times remain the same.
Q: How does the quality of Canadian drugs compare to those in the U.S.?
A: The Canadian government has very strict requirements for the manufacturing of drugs, which meet or exceed goverment drug safety standards. Some of the drugs sold in Canada are actually manufactured in the US and are repackaged for sale in Canada. Generic medications are all manufactured in Canada under the Canadian Health Authority (Health Canada) stringent requirements. Canada’s health system is known to be among the best in the world.
Q: Are all drugs available?
A: Not all drugs available for purchase in the United States are available in Canada. For instance, we legally cannot ship any narcotic or controlled substance across the border. However, Globalcanadianpharmacy carries the large majority of medications available in the United States, more than 2500 different drugs.
Q. If I don’t see my prescription medication on your price list, does that mean you don’t carry it?
A. If you do not see the drug that you are looking for, please email us at email@example.com
Q: How can I pay?
A: For your convenience, Globalcanadianpharmacy.com accepts Visa, MasterCard and Crypto.
Q: Do I have to pay US duties?
A: No. Following a Canadian-American Agreement, medications are duty free.
Q: Are there any other charges besides the drugs?
A: Shipping charges are $15.00 USD per package (not per drug) for prescription items.
Q: Will you accept my insurance?
A: Unfortunately, because our services are treated as rendered in Canada, we cannot accept insurance coverage from the US. However, you will be given a receipt so that you can file an insurance claim.
Q: Why do some drugs have different names in Canada?
A: These are trade or brand names registered by the manufacturer. Manufacturers will often use different trade names in different countries. However, even though they may look different or have a different trade name, the medications will have the same active ingredients.
Q: What is the difference between generic drugs and brand name drugs?
A: A generic drug is a medication for which the manufacturer’s patent protection has lapsed. As a result of this, other manufacturers are allowed to produce and sell the exact medication at a lower more competitive price. The generic drug is exactly the same medication as the original brand name drug, simply manufactured by another company. Due to strict regulations on the generic drug industry, these drugs must provide the same therapeutic effect as the brand name drug.
Q: Are all generic drugs available for me to purchase?
A: No. Because of differences in the patent laws between the U.S. and Canada, generic versions of certain U.S. brand name drugs that are produced in Canada are not available in the US.