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Surgical Mask

What if I find a lower price with another pharmacy?

We guarantee the lowest price on all of our prescription products. If you find your medications cheaper at any other recognized licensed mail order pharmacy, we will not only match their price, we will beat it by 25% of the difference. It is our 125% price match guarantee!

Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

Terms & Conditions of Program

  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
  • Products must be new. We cannot match the price of any used, short expiry or expired product.
  • Price match can only be issued over the phone with our customer service team
What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Description

No matter where you are in the world, these days being able to get yourself an effective coronavirus protection mask is no easy task. Millions of people who otherwise would see no need for wearing a mask in their everyday lives now want to do whatever they can to lower their risk of getting the virus. The N95 type masks that are primarily being reserved for healthcare workers are best, but for most people a surgical face mask is going to be the only option if they’re buying one from a retail outlet.

While wearing a surgical face mask is helpful for preventing the spread of the virus, this is what you need to understand here; a surgical face mask will prevent others from getting the virus if you have it. However, a surgical face mask will not be effective in preventing you from contracting the virus from others. If there are airborne virus molecules in the air then a surgical face mask will not prevent you from inhaling them.

What a surgical mask does is prevent you from dispersing as many virus-containing droplets from your mouth and nose if you have the virus, and so the way a coronavirus surgical mask is effective is in lowering the rate of infection among the general population. But be aware that any surgical mask is not going to prevent you from getting the virus.

Let’s look at these masks in greater detail, as well as what makes an N95 surgical mask different from you standard surgical face mask. These masks are rated for particulate inhalation protection, but a regular surgical mask is not and that’s why the above information is true - that you can still get the virus as the mask is not designed to block airborne particulates.

However, the good news about where to buy a surgical mask is that they are not in short supply like N95 or KN95 masks. You can buy them in most drug stores or supermarkets.

Difference Between Surgical Masks and N95 Surgical Masks

An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to provide a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. The 95 in N95 means that the mask is rated to provide blocking of up to 95% of particles and this is what makes an N95 surgical mask different from a conventional surgical face mask. The edges of the N95 class mask form a more pronounced seal around the mouth and nose, and this is a big part of what makes them a more effective virus mask.

A surgical mask is a loose-fitting mask that creates a basic physical barrier between the mouth and nose of the wearer and potential contaminants in the environment. There is no part of the mask that works to trap particles (or virus molecules) like there is with an N95 mask. This is why you’ll see dental hygienists and people in similar healthcare professions using a surgical mask rather than an N95 surgical mask.

N95 surgical masks will be in short supply for the immediate future given the needs for healthcare workers, but for the average person a surgical face mask while out in public is a good idea.

 

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IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for your pet. See your veterinarian for medical advice and treatment for your pet if you have any concerns.

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