What is CanaRx?
CanaRx is a program developed for the residents of the United States to assist them in obtaining safe and affordable prescription medication from licensed, inspected pharmacies in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Medications are dispensed only on a written prescription issued by the patient’s own physician. The dispensing pharmacy will deliver the medicine directly to the patient.
Is CanaRx a pharmacy?
No. CanaRx is a service that will connect an American consumer with an Australian, British, Canadian, or New Zealand licensed pharmacy that can dispense, at the lowest available price, the brand-name medicine prescribed by the patient’s doctor. Licensed pharmacists dispense the medicine and arrange for its delivery directly to the consumer.
Is it possible to order medicine from CanaRx over the internet or from the CanaRx website?
No. Orders may be placed only after the individual consumer has entered into a written agreement with CanaRx in which CanaRx is appointed as the consumer’s agent authorized to shop for the patient in the global marketplace. Every order must be accompanied by a written prescription, issued by the patient’s own physician, which will be verified and authenticated.
Which medicines are included in the CanaRx program?
At this time, more than 200 of the most commonly prescribed brand-name drugs are included in the CanaRx program. These are maintenance medicines people take for long-term conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, heartburn, arthritis, diabetes and others.
Why does CanaRx assist only in the acquisition of brand-name prescription medicines?
Brand-name medicines are made by known manufacturers and licensees. It is sometimes harder to document the sources of some generic and other non-brand-name medicines. By limiting the acquisition of medicines to these certified brand-name drugs, CanaRx can help consumers ensure that the medicines they receive are authentic, safe, and exactly what the doctor ordered.
Which medications are excluded from the program?
- Acute medications (antibiotics)
- Controlled substances (narcotics)
- Targeted substances (benzodiazepines)
- Medications requiring refrigeration
- Medications which require ongoing monitoring/adjustments by primary care physicians
- Precursor substances (Allegra-D)
- Lifestyle medications
- Generic medications