Sunday, July 11, 2004

From the Detroit Free Press:
SENIORS' PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS: Rx for hope and frustration
Geraldine and James Keon of Westland joined a busload of seniors in Windsor this week looking for bargains on prescription drugs.

Last year, their cross-border trips saved the Keons about $1,200 on seven prescriptions that they take for ailments including heart disease, high blood pressure and acid gas reflux.

Americans bought about $1 billion in pharmaceuticals from Canada last year, saving up to 70 percent over the cost of drugs in the United States, according to the Canadian International Pharmacy Association. Canadian drugs are cheaper because of government incentives for physicians to prescribe less expensive pharmaceuticals.

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