PharmacyChecker.com Publishes Free Spanish Edition of Guide to Safely Saving Money on Prescription Drugs Showing 80% Savings on Many Popular Prescription Drugs

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To help the Hispanic community afford prescription medication, PharmacyChecker.com publishes a Spanish translation of How To Save Money On Prescription Medication, Safely – A Consumer Guide. Government and other research show that Hispanics living in America are far more vulnerable to the high cost of prescription drugs and are more likely to forgo prescribed medication than the general population; the PharmacyChecker.com Guide can help.

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We hope that by offering a Spanish edition of our Consumer Guide and translating important information on our website into Spanish, more Spanish speakers will find affordable medication.

Today PharmacyChecker.com announced that Spanish-speaking people in America can now take advantage of its free consumer guide on prescription drug savings – How To Save Money On Prescription Medication, Safely – A Consumer Guide. The Guide, translated into Spanish, can be downloaded for free on the PharmacyChecker.com Spanish home page. This Guide shows consumers how they can save approximately 80% on brand name drugs by shopping from verified international online pharmacies, most based in Canada, and on generics, which are most affordable at U.S. wholesale club online pharmacies and through generic drug discount programs offered by certain retailers. Although it remains technically illegal for Americans to import prescription medication, as a matter of government policy and practice, individuals purchasing prescribed medications have not been subject to enforcement actions.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14.3% of American Hispanics did not take their prescribed medication in 2009 due to cost [1]. This is 70% higher than in the general population and more than double the level in 1997 (which was 6.7%). Moreover, this figure does not include non-citizens. Based on all Hispanics in the U.S., Consumer Reports found in 2009 that 29% did not take their medication due to cost [2].

Tod Cooperman, M.D., President of PharmacyChecker.com, said, “The problem of prescription non-adherence due to drug cost is a national crisis. The problem is so much worse for Hispanics. We hope that by offering a Spanish edition of our Consumer Guide and translating important information on our website into Spanish, more Spanish speakers will find affordable medication.”

PharmacyChecker.com helps Americans find the best drug prices from verified online pharmacies. PharmacyChecker.com’s pharmacy ratings and drug price comparisons are free to consumers. PharmacyChecker.com is a privately held company based in New York with no ownership in or from companies that sell or distribute pharmacy products.

[1] National Center for Health Statistics. Health, United States, 2010: With Special Feature on Death and Dying. Hyattsville, MD. 2011.

[2] Consumer Reports. News Release. March 2009. See pressroom.consumerreports.org/pressroom/2009/03/consumer-reports-poll-nearly-3-in-10-hispanics-opted-not-to-fill-md-script-for-cost-reasons.html (last accessed July 12, 2011).

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