According to a recent report released by the prominent U.S-based National Bureau of Economic Research, medications sold by online pharmacies certified by the well-known Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) are 100% genuine. In terms of drug safety and effectiveness, tests show that the drugs are not different from products that are normally sold to patients by U.S online pharmacies after being approved by American verifiers. Additionally, the report reveals that U.S online pharmacies charge about 52.5% more for the same five top-selling drugs.
The scientific study, which was named Unveiling the Mystery of Online Pharmacies: An Audit Study, was carried out by Aparna Mathur, PhD. And Roger Bate, PhD., both from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) along with Ginger Zhe Jin, PhD., a highly respected professor from the University of Maryland Department of Economics.
The audit, carried out in two rounds between the year 2009 and 2011, studied a large number of maintenance drugs and one lifestyle product. A total of more than 350 samples from different Canadian, American and other international online pharmacy websites were collected for analysis. Most of the website sources, including all of the Canadian websites, were certified by CIPA. Many of the American websites and a number of international websites were approved by PharmacyChecker.com, the most famous and reliable independent verifier of online pharmacies, both within and outside the United States.
According to Tim Smith, the president and general manager of CIPA, CIPA as a company is proud of the remarkable findings. He acknowledges that the perfect safety record that has been set and maintained by each of CIPA’s licensed online pharmacies for more than a decade since the association was established in the year 2002 is a clear indication that CIPA has and will continue to have excellent safety standards. Smith also goes ahead to clarify that CIPA’s scientific evidence supports what the organization’s countless Canadian and American patients already know – that all online pharmacies licensed by CIPA offer safe, affordable and authentic medications that everyone can rely on.
Each CIPA-accredited online pharmacy is licensed as per applicable government guidelines for maximum safety and accountability. In respect to that, all patients are assured that all medications sold by Canadian online pharmacies are gentle on the body and are effective in fighting many types of diseases.