Tuesday, August 12, 2003

From WAFF-TV (Huntsville, AL):
Canadian Options for Prescription Drugs

The single mother says she has no idea how she'll pay for those pills she desperately needs.

"I bring in less than $2,000 a month. A pharmacist told me my prescriptions will be $975 per month. And I don't have it."

That's where Canadian options comes in. Retired pharmacist Don Copeland has joined with Dr. Thomas Griggs advising people, like Stephanie, on how to find the best prices on prescription drugs.

From the Bathurst (NS) Times & Transcript:
Pricey drugs still out of reach
Patients still waiting for N.B. gov’t to start paying for essential new medications.

From Reuters:
US approves new AstraZeneca cholesterol pill
Europe's AstraZeneca on Tuesday won U.S. approval to sell Crestor, a drug the company bills as the most potent cholesterol-fighter in a multibillion-dollar market.

The long-awaited approval from the Food and Drug Administration means AstraZeneca can start selling Crestor, its biggest new drug hope in the world's biggest market for medicines, within weeks.

Industry analysts estimate the drug's sales could eventually top $3 billion a year as it battles Pfizer Inc.'s Lipitor, the world's top selling drug, and other medicines known as statins.

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