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Canadian Pharmacies Helping Americans
by Elena Evans
While the US government is arguing over the solutions
about the rising costs of medications, many Americans
still do not have access to their prescribed treatments.
The newest brand name drugs are often the most expensive,
and millions of Americans - especially elderly, have inadequate
or no insurance coverage for drugs. Nearly a third of
all Medicare beneficiaries have no financial protection
for the costs of drugs, and 42% of those report not filling
prescriptions for financial reasons.
Some Americans have decided to tackle the problem on their
own. William Sinensky, a 68 year old retiree from California,
is one of them. William is having a hard time paying for
his medication Bristol Meyers Pravachol,
the most famous drug to reduce cholesterol levels. Costco
pharmacy, one of the cheapest US pharmacies sells a 3
months supply of Pravachol (40 mg) for 360 dollars. That
is over $1200 yearly just on one medication.
Having no insurance, William turned to Canada. There,
he pays approximately $250 for the same amount of medications.
First he traveled across the boarder, now he gets his
Pravachol by mail from AffordableDrugs one of the
leading Canadian pharmacies offering discounted drugs
to Americans. I save approximately 400 dollars on
Pravachol per year. Ive tried several Canadian online
pharmacies and finally, found the one that fits me. They
are efficient and I trust them..
Just as William, municipalities and even states are turning
to their northern neighbor.
According to the Council of State Governments, thirteen
state and seven local governments have plans or existing
programs to import or facilitate the importation of drugs
Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle is encouraging seniors to
order from Canada and trying to import cheap medications
for themselves. Other states, importing medications from
Canada, are Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts,
Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio,
Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Some local governments also encourage their citizens to
turn to Canada for a solution. These cities include Boston
(Mass.), Burlington (Vt.), Cambridge (Mass.), Montgomery
(Ala.), Palm Beach County (Fla.)and Washington (D.C.).
With the reelection of George Bush, the final approval
of the re-importation of drugs from Canada has never been
farther. Health care costs are not a priority on the President
agenda and many critics suggest that the new policies
will only benefit the rich and the healthy. Unfortunately,
the seniors and the underinsured will pay the price. The
only helping hand comes from the Canadian pharmacies.
I wish everyone knew how easy and safe it is to
order from Canada says William, All this talk
about how Canadian medications will kill us is simply
the pressure tactics from the big pharmaceutical companies.
Canadian pharmacies are just as good as my local pharmacy,
if not better.
For more information about AffordableDrugs please visit
www.afforadbledrugs.com or call toll free at 1 800 887