Drug Importation

Fact Sheets

Canadian Online Pharmacies Fact Sheet
There are between 30,000 to 35,000 online pharmacies operating at any one time ; and 20 new illegal online pharmacy sites are launched every day. Read More

Key Data About Controlled Substances Sold Online
In the U.S., the sale and purchase of controlled substances on the internet without a valid prescription or to issue prescriptions virtually without an in-person consultation with a physician is expressly prohibited by the Ryan Haight Online Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act of 2008. Read More

Health Canada Alerts About Online Pharmacies, 2005-2012
Since 2004, Health Canada has issued nine advisories (listed below) warning Canadian citizens to be wary of online drug sales.  Read More

How to Save Money on Medications and Stay Safe
Up to 45% of Americans have trouble paying for the prescription medicines they require, and 26% of Americans simply don’t fill prescriptions because they simply can’t afford it. The #1 reason Americans don’t take their medications as prescribed is cost. Read More

Online Pharmacy Consumer Behavior and Perception Survey
In May 2017, ASOP Global commissioned a national polling firm to evaluate consumer behavior and perception of online pharmacies. The following is a summary of key findings. Read More

Transshipment of Drugs Through Canada
Some believe that limiting importation of foreign prescription drugs to only those imported from Canada will ensure it is safe. In practice, however, drugs “from Canada” could originate from any country in the world, and merely be shipped to the U.S. through Canada. Read More