Place your order at YouDrugStore.com through this link and
during checkout use the coupon code: AFIB5
Alright, in this review of YouDrugStore.com, I’m going to show you why I’m such a big fan of this Canadian pharmacy and why I think you’re going to be as well after reading this.
The question is, why would you even consider buying prescription drugs from Canada? And specifically from YouDrugStore.com? I’ll sum it up in one word, cheap! You can buy the same prescription drugs that you buy in the U.S. for a fraction of the cost if you go and buy cheap prescription drugs online from a Canadian pharmacy. And YouDrugStore.com has the best prices you’re going to find from any Canadian pharmacy online.
I’ve done a lot of research on this because I needed to buy some prescription drugs (which I’ll talk about in a second) and YouDrugStore.com beat them all on price. Let’s talk about pricing and just how much money you can save.
If we go to Google, and we look up the “price of Eliquis in the U.S.,” according to GoodRX, the most common version of Eliquis is around $404.87 – and that’s 16% off the average retail price of $484.40.
Let’s be generous and let’s go with $404.87, or $405. Now that is for a one month’s supply of Eliquis. That’s 60 tablets of their 5mg strength tablet, ok. Let’s take a look at some of the prices if we buy from Canadian pharmacies. Canada Drugs is a very popular and reputable Canadian pharmacy that offers prescriptions online so let’s start with them. We’re looking up Eliquis, Eliquis 5mg.
What’s odd about Canada Drugs is they don’t even sell it in a full month’s supply. They basically force you, if you even want a month’s supply, you have to bump up to the 112 tablets. And, so now our price drops to $389.58, or $3.48 a tablet. Not bad, right? That’s still a significant savings. That’s a decent savings actually from the U.S. prices.
Now we go to CanadaDrugPharmacy.com which is another reputable, fairly well known Canadian pharmacy. We’re going to look up a 60 tablet supply of Eliquis (5mg) and we see it’s $177! That’s a huge savings, right? Now, if you do the math, that’s $2.95 a tablet.
Let’s recap all these prices again. The U.S. prices are around $405 per month on average, or $6.75 per tablet. At Canada Drugs, a one month’s supply was $389 or $3.48 per tablet. And now at Canada Drug Pharmacy we’re at $177 or $2.95 per tablet.
Now, watch what happens when we buy from YouDrugStore.com. We’re going to look for Eliquis 5mg. It’s $129.99 for a one month’s supply (60 tablets)! That comes to $2.17 per tablet! And if we do more than a month’s supply it drops to $114.99/month, dropping your per tablet price under $2.00 per tablet. That is an unbelievable deal!
Again, a one-month supply is around $405 in the U.S. It’s $129.99 if you buy from YouDrugStore.com. In addition, I’ve secured an exclusive 5% discount for visitors to my website (see below).
Is It Legit & Legal to Buy Prescriptions Online from Canada?
The question everyone has is, is this legit and is it legal? After all, how can the prices be that drastically different? Well, the answer is yes! It is legit and it is legal. It is perfectly legal for a U.S. citizen to purchase prescription drugs from Canada. And it’s perfectly legal for Canadian pharmacies to sell U.S. citizens prescription drugs.
And in fact, the process works exactly the same as it does here in the U.S. You send your prescription to the pharmacy. At YouDrugStore.com you either fax it, mail it or you upload a scanned image of the prescription. They then confirm the prescription with your doctor and then they fill the order. Again, the process is the same as if you were to go to your local Walgreens or CVS.
Watch Me Place an Order with YouDrugStore.com to See How Easy This Is
I ordered prescription drugs for the first time from YouDrugStore.com to make sure this was a pharmacy I could get behind. I documented the whole process in a video. You’re going to want to watch that as you’ll see that everything is on the “up and up” and you’ll see how seamless and painless the process was.
Proof that YouDrugStore.com Is Legit
In terms of their legitimacy then, again the fact that I ordered from them and I have it all documented in the video above proves that it’s legit. But if you go to the home page of their website you’ll see a number of trust badges. When you visit their site you can click on all these and you will see that they’re all legit.
The first one is the Manitoba International Pharmacists Association. This is a professional association of licensed pharmacists. And you will see this symbol on any legit online Canadian pharmacy website.
They’re also registered with PharmacyChecker.com. PharmacyChecker.com is an independent organization that verifies both U.S. and non U.S.-based pharmacies.
They are also part of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA). This is another professional association of licensed retail pharmacies. You can verify YouDrugStore.com yourself by searching on the CIPA website.
Finally, they are also with the Better Business Bureau. They have an A+ rating with the BBB.
As you can see, YouDrugStore.com is definitely legit and it is perfectly legal to buy your prescription drugs from Canada and from YouDrugStore.com. I encourage you to watch the video above of me placing my order through them so you can see how the order process goes and how I received my prescription with ease.
A one-month supply of Eliquis is just $129.99 at YouDrugStore.com. If you order through this link and during checkout use the coupon code: AFIB5, you’ll save 5%. That will bring the total to $123.49 for a one-month supply.
The other thing I want to mention is that YouDrugStore.com offers free shipping on any order over $100. If you buy prescription drugs online you’re probably going to be spending over $100 anyway so there shouldn’t be any shipping fees.
Bottom Line of this YouDrugStore.com Review
If your health insurance has poor prescription coverage, or doesn’t provide coverage on specific prescription drugs you want to take such as Eliquis, then YouDrugStore.com is definitely where you want to buy your prescription drugs!
I don’t believe you’ll find any pharmacy in the U.S. that will be able to come close to their prices. You’re even going to be hard pressed to find a Canadian pharmacy online with better prices! If you do, let me know!
Place your order at YouDrugStore.com through this link and
during checkout use the coupon code: AFIB5
Disclosure: Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. At no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. These affiliate links in no way affect my recommendations and any commissions earned from them goes towards the funding of this site to keep it up and running with minimal to no obnoxious advertising!
Discuss this ArticleClick here to start your own discussion topic or reply to any comments below by clicking on the "REPLY" buttons.
I live a few miles from the Canadian border in NW Washington state. When I was prescribed Xarelto 3 years ago I would cross into Canada and buy it at Costco. I asked the US border patrol prior to making the purchase if I could bring Xarelto back into the US. They said just tell the official when you cross. The policy of the port was to allow prescription drugs in. My research at that time indicated that Congress had passed legislation allowing US persons to import prescription drugs.
Two more questions/comments for you.
1) What’s all this about Eliquis? Is it somehow better or safer than Xarelto?
2) This is the first I’m hearing about anything to worry about with medications from Turkey or India. I thought as long as the pharmacy was listed with CIBA, their products were safe.
Thanks in advance. And BTW, I only learned by sheer chance that you replied to my earlier comment. Is there no way to inform those writing in, that there is a reply waiting for them. I’m pretty sure I wrote in my email address (as below) and probably other specs. It’s a shame if you go to the trouble to write to them, and they never see it!
Travis: Thanks for the info but $2/pill is a lot to pay for Eliquis from Canada. If you go to https://www.pharmacychecker.com/eliquis/ you’ll find several pharmacies that charge only $1.02/pill. Dave
That is true but you have to be really careful who you buy from. I had a long conversation with one of the owners of YouDrugStore.com and he said many pharmacies source their drugs from overseas from places like India and Turkey. In short, he said if the prices of these brand drugs sound really cheap (i.e. too good to be true), you are almost guaranteed to be getting drugs from India and Turkey. By contrast, YouDrugStore.com sources all their drugs from Canada – period.
Before you buy “dirt cheap brand drugs” from Canada (or anywhere for that matter), be sure to ask them where they source their drugs from!
I bought a small supply of Xarelto from a Canadian Pharmacy a few years back. Turned out they actually were made by some company on an island in the Western Pacific Ocean. The box said they were Xarelto and had all the markings as if they were from Johnson & Johnson. However, they were not the small triangle like the ones I had been getting here. My cardiologist said to be careful since they might be counterfeit. I sent them to Johnson & Johnson to have them checked. Never got any response?! It’s not right for J&J to provide a reduced price drugs ONLY to low income. That is discrimination no matter how you present it. It’s especially unfair when the difference in a 90-day price is several hundred dollar when Medicare stops for paying anything at all, due to what is known as “the doughnut hole”!
I appreciate the info here. I’m wondering if anyone is actually using youdrugstore.com? I’m so stressed out about the prices for Xarelto with no insurance. You can get coupons for it but only if you have private or commercial health coverage, not when you have no coverage at all. Funny.
I can assure you people buy from YouDrugStore.com. I am going to be filling a prescription with them again shortly.
I’m curious about your comments about the Xarelto coupons. Are you saying they literally won’t give you discounts if you don’t have any insurance but they will if you do have insurance? That doesn’t make any sense.
Have you ever used “drugmartdirect.com”? It sure looks legit and the prices seem to be much lower than “youdrugstore.com”.
I have never used that pharmacy but it looks promising. Their prices are insane! I’ll have to look into it. Thanks for the head’s up!
I was looking into this all for my mom (who has a-fib) and that’s how I first found your site.
Then I checked into “drugmartdirect.com” some, and I’m still on the fence on how legit it is…. However, I did find a fair amount of good info on your pick, “youdrugstore.com” including this research paper: http://safemedicinescoalition.org/resources/The-risks-and-benefits-of-the-Online-Pharmacy-Market.pdf
This guy sure seems to have done his homework… (just like you)!
So for now, I will stick with “yourugstore.com” and continue looking into others. I’ll check back here to see if you make any impressions of “drugmartdirect.com”… Because I trust you. Thanks for all that you have done here!
Thanks for sharing that report! I’m swamped right now but I’ll try to carve some time out to look into this Drug Mart place. Thanks!
What I prefer is that YouDrugstore.com gets their medication from Canadian sources only. They don’t order strange, cheap medication from India or Turkey that might be fake or unsafe.
Travis, 2 questions.
I know some other Canadian online Pharmacies (delisted or never listed by CIPA) were selling inferior quality made-in-India drugs that proved harmful. How can we be sure these are the same maker/formula as the US version?
Next, at the Canada-US border recently I was asked by US customs if I was bringing in any pharmaceuticals. If legal, why should they ask?
There was another large online Canadian pharmacy that had some negative PR issues like what you’re describing but YouDrugstore.com is not associated with them in any way and only deals with Canadian suppliers who back their products with strict quality assurance.
I’ve been assured that they do not sell anything that is counterfeit, expired or otherwise inferior to the brands approved by Health Canada and the FDA. They take consumer health/safety very seriously. Unfortunately, in all industries there are good eggs and bad eggs and it’s a shame when the bad eggs leave doubt in the minds of consumers as to whether or not a business is safe/legitimate. That said, the same could be asked of the brick and mortar U.S.-based pharmacies who source much of their medication overseas. How do you know where they come from?
As for being asked while driving across the border, the U.S. government does prefer Americans not re-import drugs from outside the country and due to politics (in my opinion) they like to leave the impression that purchasing medication abroad is always a hazard/risk to personal and national security so I assume that is why they ask. It is not illegal but it is heavily regulated. However, you are allowed to import up to 3 months worth which is why YourDrugStore.com won’t sell more than 3 months at a time. There are conditions and you must absolutely have a valid prescription or they will not fill the order.
I would assume the other reason is that people smuggle illegal narcotics cross-border all the time and so it’s probably just a standard question to screen those crossing to ensure they are not smuggling illegal drugs for sale/re-sale.
Well done Travis! Very detailed, well researched article. Excellent case study illustrating the price differences between US and various Canadian online pharmacies.. (Of course the NOACs are a very pricey prescriptions to start with so there’s a lot of room for price improvements. Other meds your readers may be purchasing might not have such wide price disparity.)
You, also anticipated and answered all my questions about if it’s legal, legit, etc.
I’m going to promote your article on A-Fib.com and encourage our readers to visit your site for this information.
Patti Ryan, A-Fib.com
Thanks! I appreciate the plug!
And you’re right…some prescriptions may be cheaper in the U.S. I encourage people to shop around for sure!
I checked with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba and they are not listed with an address. This disturbs me since you have endorsed them.
Hello Barbara. Thanks for your comment. I can assure you that YouDrugStore is legit and is listed with the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba. I just did a check myself and their address is listed too. Here is the directory:
And if you type in “you” for the Pharmacy Name field they will show up. Here is a screenshot I just took:
If you are still nervous I encourage you to call YouDrugStore. They have an 800 number so it’s a free call. They’ll be glad to help.
There are coupons from Bristol-Myers Squibb that will allow you to pay just a $10.00 co-pay for 2 years and it’s renewable. I got one from my doctor and it’s working great. They are also available online. Just google “Eliquis Coupon”.
Thanks for pointing that out. No need to Google anything as I have links to the patient assistance programs for Eliquis and all the major blood thinners on this blog post:
You should definitely check those programs first to see if you qualify. If you don’t, then paying for these prescriptions out-of-pocket from YouDrugStore.com is a no-brainer!
A major problem many Americans have with medications is that they are ineligible for manufacturer discounts if they are on Medicare or Medicaid (no idea why, but it’s so). That means one can’t get the major reduction companies often offer on many meds, one is more apt to need with age. This is all the truer when one enters the “donut hole” of coverage. You’ll know what it is if it pertains to you! Brand name blood thinners are a prime example. What a drag!
I couldn’t agree with you more. It is unfortunate that these drug companies don’t offer these discount programs to people who are on Medicare or Medicaid.
Copyright 2023 – Living with Atrial Fibrillation