Sunday, September 14, 2003

From Myrtle Beach (SC) Sun News:
Canada drugstore closures vex locals
The Myrtle Beach couple, who have no drug insurance coverage, are worried they may not be able to afford their prescriptions if the U.S. government closes businesses that make it easier for people like them to buy less-expensive medicines from Canada.

"It's really going to hurt us," said Barb Tuttle who, with her husband, has several medications shipped to them through Canada Drug Service, a new Myrtle Beach business. "It will be a terrible imposition for us. We would try any way we could to do it on our own."

From the Louisville (KY) Courier Journal:
Bipartisan group urging Congress to make purchases legal
Ethelyn Price, 87, and a friend, Shirleen Wright, 60, drove three hours from Cleveland to Windsor to fill a new prescription for glaucoma medicine.

One month's supply of eyedrops costs Price $80 in the United States. A three-month supply from Hunter's Pharmacy in Windsor, just 10 minutes from Detroit, costs slightly more than $100.

From the New York Daily News:

Indians score big on drugs
Already reaping huge profits from the sale of tax-free cigarettes and cheap gasoline, Native American entrepreneurs have discovered a lucrative - and, regulators say, illegal - new source of revenue: prescription drugs.

Cashing in on haphazard regulation of pharmaceuticals on the reservations, Indians have opened Web page storefronts where drugs imported from Canada are sold to U.S. patients at whopping discounts.

From the Indianapolis Star:
Canadian drug wars hit home
As Oklahoma businessman Carl Moore sees it, the state of Indiana wants to violate his right of free speech and stop him from helping residents buy lower-cost prescription drugs in Canada.

To the Indiana Board of Pharmacy, Moore runs what amounts to an unlicensed pharmacy at 1647 N. Shadeland Ave. and must shut it down or face a possible fine and jail term.

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