Q. I seem to recall reading on your web site about a reliable Canadian site from which to get less expensive legitimate prescription drugs. I am in the Part D doughnut hole and a 90-day supply of my Actos is more than $500.00.
Can you direct me to that Canada information once again so I can get some much-needed help with my drug costs?
A. We did some checking and found that in the U.S. the diabetes drug Actos might run you anywhere from $570 to $692 for a three month supply. The same medicine in Canada could cost between $161 and $382. The savings are significant.
When people enter the dreaded “doughnut hole” in their Medicare Part D prescription plan, they have to pay 100 percent of the medication costs. Buying from Canada can be helpful, but caution is necessary. Some Web site that claim to be Canadian are actually based elsewhere.
We are sending you our Guide to Saving Money on Medicine with guidelines for determining which online drugstores are legitimate Canadian pharmacies. Medicare participants who spend more than $4050 out of pocket become eligible for catastrophic coverage. If you think your drug bills will be a lot more than that, you should probably continue buying your medicine in the U.S.