1. DH's aunt has to take this and it will cost $300 a month
    Her doc said she can get it from Canada...is this a safe practice? Are the drugs ligit? KWIM.... I thought you guys might shed some light for me

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  3. by   BadBird
    I read in the newspaper where a group of seniors to to canada on a monthy basis to purchase their medications at a fraction of the cost here. You need a prescription from a canadian doctor to get the medication.
  4. by   mrh1953
    It is perfectly legitimate to get RX drugs out of Canada. I did so myself for some of the time that I was on Tamoxifen. The drug that is sent (via the post, and be sure to leave time for it to clear Customs) may have a slightly different name. At least one time I was sent "Tamofen"--same drug as Tamoxifen.

    The cost to me was about 10% of what I would pay in the U.S.--and that was even with shipping.

    There are websites that will help handle this business for you (or for DH's aunt) primarily by providing information, lookups, and forms to print, but the process still goes through a doctor and there is some paperwork, plus provision of a credit card number.

    I hope this helps.

  5. by   Q.
    Sounds like tamoxifen, perhaps, for breast cancer?

    We had alot of patients at the clinic who obtained their Rx's from Canada. Perfectly legit and safe, but as with any Rx from anywhere, know what you are taking and that you got the correct pill.
    Last edit by Susy K on Nov 7, '02
  6. by   emily_mom
    My grandma and grandpa go on the bus to canada every so often to get meds, and they are SO much cheaper. They are regulated just like us so I wouldn't worry. Do a search on yahoo for "canada drugs". You'll get lots of info...
  7. by   renerian
    When does the bus leave?????????Alot of people do that.....