Sunday, May 02, 2004

From the Wilmington (NC) Star:
Drug assistance centers extend program to London pharmacy
A company that helps Americans order medication from Canada is teaming up with a British pharmacy to fill backordered prescriptions.

American Drug Club, which has franchises in New Hampshire, North Carolina and 10 other states, provides price information to customers and helps them order drugs from Canadian pharmacies. The company lists North Carolina franchises Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Greensboro, Hickory, Jacksonville, Raleigh, Rocky Mount and Winston Salem. No addresses are listed and customers are asked to call the same long-distance telephone number for information.

On Monday, American Drug Club will start a new system to allow an undisclosed pharmacy in London to fill prescriptions if a medication isn't immediately available in Canada.

From the Globe and Mail:
Americans petition Senate for cheaper drugs
Elinor Shoaf has felt the pain of the Internet pharmacy industry's heightened struggle to stock the cheap drugs she and a-million other Americans have come to depend on.

Specifically, the 74-year-old from Wheeling, W.Va., felt it in her elbows, back and knees — the effects of not taking her arthritis medication for several weeks while she awaited a refill from Canada that has yet to arrive.

From the Canadian Press:
U.S. medicare Web site posts drug price comparisons for new discount card
U.S. President George W. Bush's administration is predicting that new discount drug cards will save Medicare recipients money, but critics have other advice for seniors: Go to Canada.

Prices offered by the cards are higher than those charged by Canadian pharmacies that state and local governments are beginning to link up with on behalf of their employees, retirees and residents.

From the Pawtucket (RI) Times:
Senate OKs motion to license Canadian pharmacies in R.I.
The Senate on Thursday joined the House of Representatives in giving the OK for Canadian pharmacies to be licensed in Rhode Island.

The result, backers of the bill say, will be that Rhode Islanders will soon be able to take advantage of the lower prices for prescription drugs offered by our neighbors to the north.

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