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Canadians seek ban on U.S. drug shopping

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canadians seek ban on u.s. drug shopping

canadians must stop americans from using internet pharmacies to raid its medicine chest or face a drug shortage, a coalition of canadian groups representing seniors, pharmacies and patients has warned.

ap/yahoo!, oct. 19, 2004

I knew that Kerry guy was full of dung. No Kidding. Did he think the canucks were going to subsidies the U.S. drugs? He is so dang looney. I knew it was to good to be true. I cannot blame the canadians of course. They only want to protect what is theirs. So much crud comes from these elections campaigns. the debates were a complete waste of time. No Canadian drugs for US!

I knew that Kerry guy was full of dung. No Kidding. Did he think the canucks were going to subsidies the U.S. drugs? He is so dang looney. I knew it was to good to be true. I cannot blame the canadians of course. They only want to protect what is theirs. So much crud comes from these elections campaigns. the debates were a complete waste of time. No Canadian drugs for US!

I agree. I knew that Kerry guy was full of it. He said we could get cheaper drugs from Canada. But the Canadian govt subsidies the price for Cnandian consumers! This election is lame. Promises. I am voting for Bush now. No Canadian drugs for US!

I agree. I knew that Kerry guy was full of it. He said we could get cheaper drugs from Canada. But the Canadian govt subsidies the price for Cnandian consumers! This election is lame. Promises. I am voting for Bush now. No Canadian drugs for US!

Maybe Kerry can get us drugs from Mexico, France, Germany, or Russia. He has so many friends overseas.

Maybe Kerry can get us drugs from Mexico, France, Germany, or Russia. He has so many friends overseas.

Deleted...I've decided not to take all this personally...it uses up too much energy to be angry and hateful.

My family has been refused health coverage because my husband is self employed and there are no protections for individuals. COBRA from the job that he lost would have cost $1200/month- ya really affordable after you've lost your job!!

How can you expect us to afford $800 a month for required medications! Would you blame me for buying thru Canada??

Let's try not to be so judgemental and remember that there are real people with real health issues behind this debate....on both sides of the border.

Deleted...I've decided not to take all this personally...it uses up too much energy to be angry and hateful.

My family has been refused health coverage because my husband is self employed and there are no protections for individuals. COBRA from the job that he lost would have cost $1200/month- ya really affordable after you've lost your job!!

How can you expect us to afford $800 a month for required medications! Would you blame me for buying thru Canada??

Let's try not to be so judgemental and remember that there are real people with real health issues behind this debate....on both sides of the border.

canadians seek ban on u.s. drug shopping

you said:

"canadians must stop americans from using internet pharmacies"

americans are intelligent people and usa is a free country, why american people must not buy medecines through internet?

people read the prescriptions and can compare prices and quality.

"a coalition of canadian groups representing seniors, pharmacies and patients has warned"

what can do a coalition against the feeling of a nation.

moreover, why other countries can not recieve medecines from canada and usa? politic questions?

are other free countries like usa?

alanpe

canadians seek ban on u.s. drug shopping

you said:

"canadians must stop americans from using internet pharmacies"

americans are intelligent people and usa is a free country, why american people must not buy medecines through internet?

people read the prescriptions and can compare prices and quality.

"a coalition of canadian groups representing seniors, pharmacies and patients has warned"

what can do a coalition against the feeling of a nation.

moreover, why other countries can not recieve medecines from canada and usa? politic questions?

are other free countries like usa?

alanpe

avahsmiles

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What can do a coalition against the feeling of a nation.

Moreover, why other countries can not recieve medecines from Canada and USA? Politic questions?

Are other free countries like USA?

Alanpe

:confused:

avahsmiles

Specializes in Palliative, Geriatics. Has 15 years experience.

What can do a coalition against the feeling of a nation.

Moreover, why other countries can not recieve medecines from Canada and USA? Politic questions?

Are other free countries like USA?

Alanpe

:confused:

I know of people who bought meds in mexico. Went there to buy the meds. Doctor visit - $50, Meds from phamacy $250 (1100 in the states), value of meds tested $0. Blood pressure meds were flour and sugar pressed andHCTZ not only did not reduce fluids but caused constipation! (see blood pressure meds failure -a-oh). More dangerouse as there is no controls

Maybe Kerry can get us drugs from Mexico, France, Germany, or Russia. He has so many friends overseas.

I know of people who bought meds in mexico. Went there to buy the meds. Doctor visit - $50, Meds from phamacy $250 (1100 in the states), value of meds tested $0. Blood pressure meds were flour and sugar pressed andHCTZ not only did not reduce fluids but caused constipation! (see blood pressure meds failure -a-oh). More dangerouse as there is no controls

Maybe Kerry can get us drugs from Mexico, France, Germany, or Russia. He has so many friends overseas.

I would like to address and correct some of the misinformation in previous posts.

First of all, I am apolitical. Secondly, I have worked in the pharm. industry for 12 yrs, mostly in management, so know about this topic. I do have strong opinions.

The drug companies sell to countries at what the countries will pay. Drugs are cheaper in Canada because Canada refuses to pay more for the drugs -- there is a cap on what they will pay. USA does not put any cap on drugs and we pay and pay! (I ran out of a drug while I was in India. A refill cost me .02 per pill for what was 1.00 per pill in USA.)

There is such a strong pharm industry lobby in the USA that there is no stopping it! The industry has gotten the government to make it illegal for US citizens to go to Canada to obtain pharm products (tho not enforced). How?? Certain companies told the Canadian government that they would not supply drugs to Canada if they sold to Americans. I don't think the Canadian Gov. capitulated, but the lobby in the USA pushed for the change and now it is hotly debated.

Kerry would not buy the drugs from Canada, he would make it legal for people to obtain them from there. The drugs are cheaper because there is not a corrupt government and strong pharm lobby in Canada.

I could go on and on and on. I would be glad to, if some one wants more info. At this point, tho, I will stop. I would like to add, that, after a very successful career in an industry that was very generous to me, I recognized the greed and corruption and finally walked away from a 6 figure income --

I would like to address and correct some of the misinformation in previous posts.

First of all, I am apolitical. Secondly, I have worked in the pharm. industry for 12 yrs, mostly in management, so know about this topic. I do have strong opinions.

The drug companies sell to countries at what the countries will pay. Drugs are cheaper in Canada because Canada refuses to pay more for the drugs -- there is a cap on what they will pay. USA does not put any cap on drugs and we pay and pay! (I ran out of a drug while I was in India. A refill cost me .02 per pill for what was 1.00 per pill in USA.)

There is such a strong pharm industry lobby in the USA that there is no stopping it! The industry has gotten the government to make it illegal for US citizens to go to Canada to obtain pharm products (tho not enforced). How?? Certain companies told the Canadian government that they would not supply drugs to Canada if they sold to Americans. I don't think the Canadian Gov. capitulated, but the lobby in the USA pushed for the change and now it is hotly debated.

Kerry would not buy the drugs from Canada, he would make it legal for people to obtain them from there. The drugs are cheaper because there is not a corrupt government and strong pharm lobby in Canada.

I could go on and on and on. I would be glad to, if some one wants more info. At this point, tho, I will stop. I would like to add, that, after a very successful career in an industry that was very generous to me, I recognized the greed and corruption and finally walked away from a 6 figure income --

Well put SusanJean!! Thank You!!!

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