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What’s The Best Way to PrEP?

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Recently a study was published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases in which men in Australia who have sex with men were surveyed on whether they would make the switch from daily use PrEP to an on-demand PrEP alternative.

The 15-question survey found that nearly half of respondents (which included gay and bisexual men, daily PrEP users, people who hadn’t used PrEP before, and people who had participated in a previous PrEP study) were interested in switching from daily to on-demand PrEP.

Some more common reasons cited by those wanting to make the switch were: toxicity, dislike of taking pills, infrequent need of PrEP, and having trouble remembering to take pills. Those who weren’t interested in switching over gave reasons such as: concerns about efficacy, feeling anxious, and worries about not remembering to take PrEP when they needed it.

Edwina Wright, who co-authored the study, noted that there is little evidence that PrEP toxicity is something to worry about for daily users, though doctors should always discuss all risks and benefits of medications with their patients. She also noted that researchers are still waiting on data to determine if infrequently used on-demand PrEP measures are as effective as on-demand measures that are used weekly.

As opposed to the daily PrEP option, on-demand users would take it 2-24 hours before sexual activity, once 24 and 48 hours after sex. There are positives and negatives to both PrEP methods, but don’t let cost hold you back when deciding how to protect yourself from HIV. While in the US, Truvada can cost up to $20,000 a year (or about $1,666 a month), if you buy Truvada from Your Canada Drug Store you can get a 3 month supply for just $1,300! Click here to see our pricing and click here to place your order.

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25 Reasons to Choose Us:

  1. Lowest Price Guarantee
    • We are passionate about ensuring our customers get the lowest possible price on the medication they need for daily life. We know how exorbitant US pricing can be and want to provide our customer’s relief from overpriced medication and give them back the ability to live a healthy life by helping them buy Canadian drugs online at an affordable price from a safe Canadian online pharmacy.
  2. Price Matching
    • If you do happen to see a lower price anywhere when looking for a safe Canadian online pharmacy, we want to beat it! We will meet or beat the prices of any CIPA and PharmacyChecker approved pharmacy so you don’t have to worry about price and can focus on the things that matter most.
  3. Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) Member
    • We care about providing the safest and most effective medication. That’s why we’ve taken the extra step of becoming CIPA approved. CIPA is an independent association that ensures that we are working with safe Canadian online pharmacies and that they are complying with standards set by Health Canada so that you know you’re getting a genuine and safe product.
  4. Free Shipping
    • We know that shipping fees can add a large unnecessary cost to your medication purchases. That’s why we offer free shipping on every order; it’s part of our commitment to our belief that nobody should break the bank paying for necessary medications.
  5. Confidential Ordering
    • YCDS understands that your payment, health, and address information is sensitive. That is why, as part of our CIPA verification and our commitment to our customers, we promise a secure and confidential ordering process.
  6. Referral Program
    • We know that our customers are always looking for ways to save! That’s why, if you refer a friend or family member to us, you will get a 5% referral credit of what your friend orders and your friend get’s a 20% off their order. This is because we value our customers and want to reward your loyalty.
  7. High Quality Medications Dispensed by Licensed Pharmacy Partners
    • YCDS knows our customers are as concerned with the safety of our medication as we are. We offer a wide range of brand name and generic medications manufactured by companies you’re already familiar with like Pfizer, Bristol-Myers, Teva, and Mint from pharmacy partners that adhere to the health standards of the countries we source from (Canada, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand).
  8. Access to a Licensed Canadian Pharmacist
    • Are you interested in switching brands? Are you starting a new medication? YCDS knows you may have questions about your medicine when you buy Canadian drugs online, and we want to make sure you’re confident in your choices. If you ever have any questions about your medications, the benefits of name brand vs. generic medications, drug interactions or side effects we have licensed Canadian pharmacists in-house to answer your questions!
  9. Medication Sourced From Fully Licensed Pharmacy Partners
    • Safety should always be your priority when considering where to get your medication from. We connect you to pharmacies in Canada, the UK, and New Zealand that are fully licensed according to the government standards of the countries they operate in. This means that you can be sure your medication will be safe and effective.
  10. Tier Pricing
    • In accordance with CIPA and Pharmacy Checker we can send a maximum of a 3 month supply of medication for personal use. When you order a 3 month supply we save on shipping and dispensing costs and we pass those savings along to you so you’re always getting the best price.
  11. Protections on Personal Health Information
    • When you order medication from YCDS we recognize you are trusting us with your personal information. In accordance with the privacy standards of Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act we employ measures that meet or exceed expectations in order to protect your sensitive personal health data.
  12. 100% Money Back Guarantee
    • We are committed to running our business with integrity. If your medication doesn’t arrive, or if it does but is damaged, is the wrong product, or doesn’t work the way you’re used to, we will refund your or give you a credit towards your next purchase with us.
  13. Pharmacist Review
    • To head off any potential clinical problems we have one of our licensed Canadian pharmacists go over every single order. They double check for any allergy conflicts, drug interactions and to make sure everything on the prescription matches the medication you’ve ordered.
  14. We’ll Make It Right
    • Your safety and access to the top quality medication is our priority. If there is any issue with your medication arriving to you or working properly we will reship the medication at no extra cost. We are committed to our customers and their 100% satisfaction.
  15. User-Friendly Website
    • We want to make ordering as quick and painless for you as possible. Our website has an easy to use, step-by-step ordering process. If you run into any issues we have live agents you can speak to through our website’s chat feature for instant assistance.
  16. Secure Payment
    • We want you to know we take your security and privacy seriously. On our website, we employ Secure Sockets Layer technology which secures your payment information by encrypting the connection between your computer and our servers to make sure nobody can access your sensitive data.
  17. Friendly and Informative Customer Service Staff
    • We know that our customers expect the best when looking for a safe Canadian online pharmacy. Our client services staff is based in Canada and available for extended business hours to help you with your orders when it’s convenient for you.
  18. Authentic Medications Have a Seal of Guarantee
    • All of our medications come with a seal that they are authentic (Canadian, UK or New Zealand) medications, always check for this seal as it’s the best way to know you’re getting legitimate, safe medications.
  19. 25 Years of Experience
    • We know how important experience is when dealing with your health and medication needs. Our pharmacy staff has an extensive background in providing not only the highest level of medication but the highest level of customer service to keep you happy and ensure your needs are met.
  20. Convenient Refill Reminders
    • With everything going on in your day-to-day life sometimes things slip through the cracks, we understand that! Our automatic system lets us know when you need a refill on your medication and will alert us so that we can remind you. We do this to make sure you never have to ration or skip your medication because you’re afraid of running out.
  21. Safe and Secure Online Shopping
    • To give you peace of mind, our web security is backed by Norton to make sure your address information is safe and your package is shipped discreetly.
  22. Payment Solutions
    • We know that times can be tough and that everyone goes through financial difficulties and we never want that to affect your ability to afford medication. That’s why we offer a monthly payment plan so you can pay in 3 installments, interest-free!
  23. Consistent Shipping Time-Frames
    • We offer a 14-28 day shipping timeframe with our free shipping offered on every order. With our realistic shipping guidelines, you’ll sometimes be surprised by the early arrival of your package, but it won’t be late! We also offer Xpresspost international shipping for products from our Canadian pharmacy partners to accommodate dire situations when you buy Canadian drugs online and need them to arrive faster than usual.
  24. Exceptional Service
    • Between our extended business hours (8:00am-8:00pm CST weekdays and 9:30am-3:30pm CST Saturdays) and our friendly professional staff you will always receive the highest level of customer service with a team dedicated to problem-solving and positive customer experience.
  25. Pharmacy Checker
    • In addition to CIPA we have additional verification from, which is an independent US-based organization that verifies online international pharmacies to make sure they’re working with pharmacy partners that are comparable to US standards. This additional level of verification ensures you will feel confident when you buy Canadian drugs online from us and when you use our products.

Safe Canadian Online PharmacyHow do you know when you have found a safe Canadian online pharmacy? It is important to do your research and make sure your medications are coming from a reputable pharmacy. When choosing an online drugstore, Canada is one of your safest options. Medication from Canada undergoes strict testing through government regulatory bodies, similar to the FDA in the United States. This ensures your medication is safe and effective. The best Canadian pharmacies online are CIPA as well as Pharmacy Checker approved. Both of these websites have listed the top Canadian pharmacy online options. These two seals provide you with the assurance that your information is safe, and that they are a reputable Canadian drug store.  These websites ensure that only the top Canadian pharmacies online are listed as they uphold a set of standards in medication quality, patient safety, and customer service.

You may be wondering how Canadian pharmacies are able to offer substantial savings on prescription medications. When choosing an online drugstore, Canada has the ability to offer great prices when compared to those in the states. Often generic medications are made available through international pharmacies before they are available in the United States. These pharmacies are able to purchase these medications at international rates directly from the manufacturer. This enables online pharmacies to pass these savings on to you! There is also a reduced overhead cost with online pharmacies. The best Canadian pharmacies online are efficient and can process orders quickly with a dedicated team of pharmacists and technicians without the interruptions of a front counter. Meaning orders can go through the necessary checks and be filled at a faster canadian pharmacy online

You know you are dealing with a safe Canadian online pharmacy if they require a prescription. If a pharmacy is allowing the purchase of medication without a prescription this is a reason to be wary. A reputable Canadian drug store will have experienced licensed pharmacists available to answer questions and provide counsel to patients. Patients must be wary of rogue pharmacies claiming to be Canadian as there are sites that will sell counterfeit medication, and promise new/ fast cures. Be careful what language these sites use as this may indicate an illegitimate drugstore canada

Your Canada Drug Store is proud to be CIPA and Pharmacy Checker approved. We have pharmacists available who have been involved in the online pharmacy business for over 20 years and can provide you excellent service. We are dedicated to our patients’ safety and offer great pricing for your prescription needs. Your Canada Drug Store offers peace of mind when ordering prescriptions online.

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Millions Skip Taking Medications Due to High Cost

Medications do not work if you do not take them. Some people forget to take them or do not take them because of side effects.  A survey conducted  by NCHS researchers Robin A. Cohen and Maria A. Villarroel, found that about 8% of adult Americans don’t take their medicines as prescribed because they can’t afford them.

The Huff Post reported nearly 25 percent of uninsured people didn’t take their prescription drugs as recommended in 2011, compared to about 19 percent of privately-insured people and 15 percent of those on Medicaid.  Compared to wealthier Americans, poor and near-poor Americans were twice as likely to skip out on their medication in order to save money.

Drug prices are cheaper in Canada, where an independent quasi-judicial body is supposed to ensure that pharmaceutical companies do not charge excessive prices.

We at Your Canada Drug Store have a goal to provide customers with access to affordable, safe and quality medications.  You should not have to juggle your health with your daily living costs.

We only offer medications from Canada and the UK. (not the EU, but UK only) so you can always be sure of what you will be getting.  We also offer tips on how to save money, by recommending high quality generics, discussing medications that can be safely cut in half in order to save money, educating you on other alternative drugs that that you can discuss with your doctor that are cheaper.

A pharmacist is always available to talk to you at Your Canada Drugs Store Customer Care. Visit us at


It is Hurricane season again!!

It is important to take some preventive steps to ensure uninterrupted access to prescription medications that you or a family member require.

The National Hurricane Center is an excellent resource for information on hurricane readiness and has numerous fact sheets available.  The  Centers for Disease Control also have an excellent article on health considerations before, during, and after a storm.

We at  Your Canada Drug Store hope for the best for our patients that we have in the areas threatened by severe damage from Hurricanes. Some quick preparation tips that we recommend you take to ensure your access to your prescriptions are not threatened in the coming days:

  • Have an up to date medication list that provides exact names, dosages, and other pertinent information on all medications that you and your loved ones are currently taking.
  • Have an emergency list of physicians and medications ready to go if you need to be evacuated.
  • Put your medication in a watertight bag to protect it from damage.  Try to protect it from extreme weather conditions
  • Check immunization histories. Tetanus is common during disasters due to unsanitary conditions and influenza risk goes up due to close quarters.

If you need a refill or a prescription transferred quickly, we at are more than willing to make that happen and make sure you have the medication you need.

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