MONTPELIER, Vt. - U.S. states looking to Canada for steep discounts on prescription drug prices are increasingly turning to Europe for deals now that the Canadian government is considering shutting off the southbound flow. The move is intended to ensure that customers can get cheaper drugs even if one country decides to stop exports, said Caleb Weaver, project manager of I-SaveRX, the initiative launched by Illinois and now available in Wisconsin, Missouri and Kansas.

Program sponsors have decided to stick to English-speaking European countries to try to avoid confusion that could be created by different languages, Weaver said. The program also could expand to Australia and New Zealand, he said.

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If Canada bans citizens of the United States from buying prescription drugs in its country, will Americans only turn to Europe and Australia for cheap medicines instead?
MONTPELIER, Vt. - U.S. states looking to Canada for steep discounts on prescription drug prices are increasingly turning to Europe for deals now that the Canadian government is considering shutting off the southbound flow. The move is intended to ensure that customers can get cheaper drugs even if one country decides to stop exports, said Caleb Weaver, project manager of I-SaveRX, the initiative launched by Illinois and now available in Wisconsin, Missouri and Kansas.

Program sponsors have decided to stick to English-speaking European countries to try to avoid confusion that could be created by different languages, Weaver said. The program also could expand to Australia and New Zealand, he said.

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17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 1/27/05 - 11:26:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/18/05 - 12:23:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
what about mexico?
17 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 2/18/05 - 12:26:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why would anyone take drugs from Mexico?

Okay scratch that. Why would anyone take PRESCRIPTION drugs from Mexico? They can't even get their water clean.

17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Saturday 3/12/05 - 2:46:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
17 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 3/21/05 - 2:24:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
From what I hear in Canadian News, it's the parmaceutical US companies that are worried about American taking their prescription up here... They even plan on shortaging some drugs... (-)
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Friday 4/1/05 - 11:47:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yep, wherever prespriction drugs are PUBLICIZED. As long as american drugs remain privitized, drug companies will jack up prices and control supply to make a profit.
17 yrs ago - Sunday 5/1/05 - 8:04:12 PM EST (GMT-5)
uh huh.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/7/05 - 1:51:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
Or Mexico...
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/7/05 - 4:00:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 4/1/2005 11:47:18 PM BeaumanDP wrote:
Yep, wherever prespriction drugs are PUBLICIZED. As long as american drugs remain privitized, drug companies will jack up prices and control supply to make a profit.

You have to privitize drugs or no one will want to research more drugs.

16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/17/05 - 11:58:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, those are too far away and Mexico isn't that advanced with medicine. Plus, if you went to Mexico, tu nesisita hablar espanol.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/19/05 - 11:25:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
They aren't that cheap here anyway so I don't think you'd be doing yourself any favours.



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