Friday, October 24, 2003

From the New York Times:
Cheap Drugs From Canada: Another Political Hot Potato
For years, just about the only Americans regularly buying drugs in Canada were thrifty gray-haired New Englanders. Now, with state budgets squeezed, it is the nation's governors who are demanding access to Canada's cheap drugs. Here in Kentucky, the issue has become central to a tight governor's race.

From the Washington Post:
Canada Is a Discount Pharmacy for Americans
Billy Shawn was never much of a student. He barely survived high school, skipped college and spent most of the next two decades wandering around the globe in search of the perfect wave.

From the Coos Bay (OR) World:
State threatens business that imports Canadian drugs
The state Board of Pharmacy has warned the owners of a business that helps people get lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada that they may be practicing pharmacy without a license and illegally importing drugs.

From the (Portland) Oregonian:
State warns Canada Drug Service it may be doing business illegally
In a letter, Gary Schnabel, the board's executive director, warned Glen and Diane Bremer, who own Canada Drug Service in Tigard, that they may be practicing pharmacy without a license and illegally importing drugs.

From Suffolk (NY) Life Newspapers:
High Prescription Costs Are Tough To Swallow
Seventy-six-year-old Annette Eberle of Ridge is on three different prescriptions and the cost of drugs for her has been astronomical. "It's a hardship," she said. "I mean we haven't had to cut back on eating or anything but we are senior citizens and it's still really hard."

From the Boston Herald:
Cambridge joins drift toward Canadian Rx
Cambridge leaders said yesterday that they are considering buying drugs in Canada, joining a growing list of New England city officials who are looking north to save money.

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