Thursday, October 28, 2004

From the Anchorage Daily News :
Rx Canada
When Angie Long orders her medication, it often comes from a faraway pharmacy in Canada, not from a local one in Juneau.

For the past two years, 85-year-old Long has been turning to Canada to buy five drugs she needs daily. She decided to send her prescriptions to Canada for one reason: She couldn't beat the price.

Long and her 88-year-old husband don't work anymore and depend on income from Social Security, a small retirement benefit for her husband and some savings. Buying drugs from Canada may not be for everyone, she said, but it helps cut costs when you're older and need to take multiple medications. Long needs drugs to combat high blood pressure, cholesterol and spine problems that remain after several back surgeries.

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