- Manufactured by: Yes - Both manufactured by Novo Nordisk
- Legal to buy from someone like canadianinsulin.com. - Technically illegal to buy from a Canadian supplier and have shipped to US but it is done all the time. Insulin does not require a prescription to purchase in Canada. You are allowed to go to Canada and purchase up to a 90 day supply to bring back into the US. Not convenient for everyone, but if you have your 90 day over prescribed, you can bring in a substantial amount for personal use. (90 days but nobody knows how much you actually use in 90 days). You can only bring into US for yourself, not others and US Customs and border patrol may ask to see your US prescription.
I buy and bring in all my insulin from Canada as it is 90% less than US MSRP and I use Lantus in cartridges as well as Humalog cartridges and Lantus cartridges are not even available in US. Humalog cartridges are available in US.
Buying insulin from a mail order facility in Canada, provides minimal risk, but you are more apt to have insulin damages because it sat at border customs in warm conditions for several days before you got it. Use a pharmacy that at least ships insulin in insulated packaging. Mail order insulin from Canada is far cheaper than buying Insulin in US but much more expensive than buying in person in Canada. In person, price is about 90% less than US msrp. I think mail order is about 50% less (don’t remember exactly). I also don’t believe that Canadian pharmacy will replace insulin if damaged in transit so it is all at your risk. Ask them to make sure.
I have uploaded the rules and regulations to bring insulin in from Canada here and have highlighted the important sections here:
InsulinCanada1-USCODE-2011-title21-chap9-subchapVIII-sec384Highlighted.pdf (129.5 KB)