Thursday, September 28, 2006

Drug imports from Canada set to be eased

I am rather behind on news, but I thought this was worth mentioning even though it's a few days old. Is it political posturing prior to an election or potential for actual imporation? We'll see, but as long as the exchange rate is at its current level there will probably not be a big push for Canadian drugs regardless.

From the Fort Worth Star Telegram:
House and Senate Republicans reached an agreement that would allow Americans to bring a 90-day supply of prescription medications back across the border from Canada.

Shopping for drugs in Canada has become popular with U.S. consumers. The cost of many popular brand-name prescription drugs can be 30 percent to 80 percent lower in Canada than in the U.S. because of government price controls, surveys by The Associated Press and others have shown. ...more

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