Sunday, December 21, 2003

From the Baltimore Sun:
Canada's Internet pharmacies thriving on business from U.S.
But tens of thousands of American seniors have found the company, sometimes with help from their Web-savvy grandchildren and children. Every day, they send about 1,000 prescriptions by fax and phone to this storefront, which - along with more than 175 other Internet pharmacies in Canada - is booming beyond their owners' wildest expectations.

Enticed by bargain prices for prescription drugs across the border, the budget-conscious seniors are defying a U.S. Food and Drug Administration ban on importing prescription drugs. They are expected to spend about $900 million this year on drugs from Canada.

The grass-roots rebellion has spread to statehouses and city halls, which face their own cash crunch meeting double-digit increases in prescription drug costs as tax revenues plunge.

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