Sunday, April 18, 2004

From the Washington Post:
Montgomery Considers Canadian Drug Plan
Some members of the Montgomery County Council will recommend tomorrow that the county save money by purchasing drugs from Canada for employees and retirees in defiance of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which says the practice is unlawful.

The FDA is headquartered in Rockville, adding a provocative quality to the effort of council member Tom Perez (D-Silver Spring) to establish a voluntary program for current and former employees to fill their prescriptions in Canada, where drugs can cost as much as 70 percent less than they do in the United States.

From the Fond du Lac (Wisc.) Reporter:Local Canadian prescription providers are flooded with calls
Perhaps not since the turbulent ’60s has this country’s neighbor to the north looked so good to so many.

These days, the attraction is not for young draft-resisters who went north to escape military service during the Vietnam war era.

Today, Canada looks good to many older folks, including thousands of senior citizens in Wisconsin who are filling prescriptions at Canadian pharmacies to save money.

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