extremely long OP
excuse me if I haven't read the entire OP nor the replies; I just do not have that much time to involve myself with this topic.
What I did read of the OP:
We believe that a reputable online pharmacy is one at which orders placed for prescription medication will be filled by a licensed pharmacy, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist, prescriptions are required, personal and financial information is protected, verifiable phone number and mailing address is published on the website, and genuine medication is dispensed.
Checking your list of approved pharmacies / "pharmacy affiliates" I see no information provided by either the site or the pharmacychecker profile page that identifies the pharmacist associated with the site, as per The Internet Pharmacy Consumer Protection Act
drug names referenced on pharmacychecker.com are all [affiliate] linked,to pharmacychecker "approved' sites.
Abilify - hxxp://pharmacychecker.com/Strength.asp?DrugId=24894
first dosage link: 1 mg/ml - hxxp://pharmacychecker.com/Pricing.asp?DrugName=Abilify&DrugId=24894&DrugStrengthId=127484
- canadrugs.com affiliate link: hxxp://pharmacychecker.com/CPCCLick.asp?GUID=9107882D-D207-4CBB-8B48-11A39884EF1E&DrugQuantityId=281441&DrugStrengthId=127484&Position=1
- northwestpharmacy.com affiliate link: hxxp://pharmacychecker.com/CPCCLick.asp?GUID=8811E396-88C2-4A5A-93AD-DFBEDE5C3246&DrugQuantityId=276502&DrugStrengthId=127484&Position=2
- etc., etc.
PharmachChecker.com encourages illegal activity by referencing non-US online pharmacies to US consumers though they provide the following disclaimer:
- U.S. Law: U.S.
government officials have stated that individuals who order non-controlled prescription drugs from Canada or other foreign sources (up to a three-month supply) for their own use are not being pursued or prosecuted. However, it is technically not legal for individuals to import most prescription drugs.
- Coverage by Insurance:
For a drug to be reimbursable from a health reimbursement account or flexible spending account it must be approved for sale in the U.S. and prescribed by a licensed U.S. physician, although drugs which you personally import are typically not reimbursable. If you have pharmacy insurance coverage, you may want to check with your benefits administrator to determine whether drugs ordered from outside the U.S. will be covered or reimbursed.
The OP title: Online Pharmacy Ratings Undermine WOT Credibility and Uninsured Americans
WOT credibility should ensure that laws are not broken when interacting with a website, where is PharmacyChecker's credibility?
As for uninsured Americans, there are [legal] resources available such as: http://www.healthcare.gov/
and Partnership for Prescription Assistance - http://www.pparx.org/