Canada is traditionally considered one of the best places to live in the world due to the country’s favorable economic climate, the beauty and diversity of its nature, and socially oriented health service.
The Canadian Health Act only states that the government is responsible for paying for medications used in healthcare institutions. This contributes to various plans for medications for outpatients throughout the country. Each plan contains its own unique guidelines for reimbursing the cost of medications.
According to a recent study by the Canadian Department of Health, 90% of the country’s population has some form of insurance coverage for standard drug costs. 10% of the population is not insured at all in this regard.
Within this group of the population with insurance for the payment of medicines, there are:
- 11% receive a full reimbursement;
- 69% make a small afterpayment;
- 10% (3 million people) have relatively small insurance compensation (pay 35% of expenses).
Where to Buy Drugs in Canada?
Medications are sold in drugstores, online pharmacies and supermarkets (for example, Costco or Superstore). The largest network of the country by the number of pharmacies is Shoppers Drug Mart (more than 1,300 drugstores). In Quebec, it is known as Pharmaprix. Major pharmacy chains also include Pharmasave (over 650 pharmacies), Rexall (about 470 pharmacies) and Jean Coutu (over 400 locations).
Canadian pharmacies resemble supermarkets. People may purchase in addition to medications, other goods for example, products, household chemicals and electronics. The main difference from pharmacies is that prescription drugs can only be bought at a pharmacy.
In supermarkets, only the over-the-counter drugs are sold that do not require a doctor’s consultation. Medications in Canada are subdivided into those:
- requiring a prescription and can only be sold by licensed pharmacists;
- not requiring a prescription and are sold only in pharmacies by pharmacists;
- they do not require a prescription.
Online pharmacies are one more way to buy drugs. There are so many online pharmacy located and operated from this country. They offer customers to purchase generic medications produced by well-known Indian manufacturers. All these drugs are produced in accordance with the requirements of the Indian FDA.
Among the most well-known and acknowledged online pharmacies, there are Canadian Pharmacy King, My Canadian Pharmacy, PricePro Pharmacy, Global Care RX. Choose one of the services (we will leave links, for convenience) and make an order if you need medications.
The ordering procedures through online services is simple taking little time. The orders are delivered in he stated periods of time. Save time amd funds buying drugs online than in drugstores and supermarkets with high margin.