Saturday, August 28, 2004

From the Canadian Press:
Train brings Americans to Canada seeking lower-cost prescription drugs
Carla Coco-Boutte of Santa Barbara, Calif., stepped off an Amtrak train here Wednesday for a brief Canadian excursion, but her souvenirs of the trip won't be aboriginal carvings or smoked salmon.

The 51-year-old former airline employee is hoping to go back with an armload of prescription drugs, bought at a fraction of the price she'd pay in the United States. "It's the only way I can survive," says Coco-Boutte, who estimates her monthly drug costs at around $1,000 US. "I'm on a limited income. Without benefits, I would have to keep doing this."

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