Thursday, June 03, 2004

From (GA):
Canadian prescription drugs get storefront
More and more the pharmaceutical industry is being challenged in the United States by foreign prescription-drug exporters who are delivering drugs to U.S. citizens for a fraction of their cost at U.S. pharmacies.

The sales for the drugs have mostly come over the Internet, but in Roswell Atlanta Rx Assistance has given the Canadian prescription drug industry a local storefront.

A report earlier this year on National Public Radio told the story about a woman whose father had cancer. The drug to fight his cancer cost $47,000 a year, more than they could afford. So she now travels out of the country to buy the same drug for $1,200 a year. The move saved the man’s life.

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