Tuesday, November 04, 2003

I apologize for the delay in posting more news. I will attempt to catch up over the next few days.

From the Evansville Courier and Press:
U.S. drugs cost more but reason is elusive
Not every medication is cheaper outside the United States. But on the whole, Americans pay more for their prescription drugs than do people in any other developed country in the world, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Experts point to several factors for price disparity, including the research costs borne by U.S. drug companies.

The main reason for higher U.S. drug prices, many experts agree, is that governments in Canada and Europe regulate the price of drugs or use their clout to negotiate lower prices. The U.S. government does not, and consumers such as McGinnis feel the effects.

From the Charleston (WV) Gazette:
Fairmont store can continue pharmacy link to Canada
A Fairmont business can continue helping its customers order prescription drugs from Canada despite the state Board of Pharmacy’s complaints, a Kanawha County judge ruled Monday.

Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom said the business operated by Carole and Steve Becker is not a pharmacy and, therefore, not regulated by the board.

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