Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 27, 2011
The Canadian pharmacy Big Mountain Drugs wants American consumers to know that they don't have to wait until their medications go generic in the US to save money on prescription drugs. The cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor and the blood pressure medication Caduet are already available as generics in Canada. Gout sufferers should take note that generic colchicine, no longer available in the US, is still available through an online Canadian pharmacy.
Drug companies are granted "patents" on new drugs they discover or invent, which gives them a monopoly on sales of the drug for up to 20 years in order to recoup their investment in research and development. Once the patent expires, other drug companies are free to make "generic" versions of the drug. Generic versions of name brand drugs are chemically identical, although they may look different.
Because the company making the generic did not have to invest in developing the drug, generic drugs are priced considerably lower than their name brand predecessors. The first company to make the generic drug is generally granted a six-month monopoly. When the generic monopoly expires and other drug makers enter the market with their generic medication, the cost of the drug goes down even more.
BigMountainDrugs.com is an accredited online Canadian pharmacy licensed in the province of British Columbia. The Canadian government allows Canadian drug manufacturers to produce cheaper generic drugs sooner than in the US. Canada also regulates Canadian drug prices, and prohibits pharmaceutical companies from conducting costly direct- to-consumer advertising, further lowering the cost of Canadian drugs. Online Canadian pharmacies pass these savings on to their American customers.
American patients don't have long to wait until the US patents expire on a number of top-selling drugs, including the cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor, the blood thinner Plavix, and the blood pressure medication Caduet. The antidepressant Lexapro, the antipsychotics Seroquel and Geodon, the diabetes medication Avandia, and the asthma medication Singulair are among the popular prescription medications not scheduled to become available as generics in the US until 2012.
In the meantime, generic versions of all of these prescription medications are available through online Canadian pharmacies, with a valid prescription. Big Mountain Drug's mission is to supply consumers with safe, reliable and inexpensive prescription medications. BigMountainDrugs.com can not only fill orders for prescription drugs from Canada, it can also source generic versions of popular drugs from quality manufacturers overseas, and have them shipped directly to their American customers.