Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Canada Drug Opens for Business
Buying prescription drugs from Canada is big business. While agencies continue to argue whether the practice is even legal, that isn't stopping KELOLAND seniors from signing up.

No one knows the exact numbers, but most estimates are that about 1-million Americans currently get their U.S.-made drugs from Canada. The business is worth as much as 800-million dollars a year, according to the Canadian International Pharmacy Association.
So you can imagine the interest in a new franchise in Sioux Falls called "Canada Drug." Those who are most interested are South Dakota seniors.

When we first talked with Clark Butler five years ago, he was concerned about the rising price of his prescriptions. He says, "You get to be 70-80 years old and you're sick and you cannot afford your medicines. Where do you turn?"

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