Monday, March 08, 2004

From the La Crosse (Wisc.) Tribune:
Seniors at odds with doctors over Canadian drugs
Some La Crosse area seniors have reported problems getting prescriptions refilled when doctors discover they plan to order drugs from Canada, aging unit officials said Monday.

"We've had a few situations where doctors denied prescriptions when they heard the seniors were getting drugs in Canada, and doctors have no business telling their patients where to get their drugs," said Tina Johnson, elderly benefits specialist with the La Crosse County Aging Unit.

Other seniors are being discouraged by doctors from getting their drugs from Canada pharmacies or using the state of Wisconsin prescription drug site, which was unveiled last month, Johnson said. "We had one gentleman who switched doctors because of it," she said.

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