To cut costs, seniors get drugs from online Canadian pharmacies

From The Dallas Morning News: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/092810dnbuscanadadrugs.242e963.html

10:22 AM CDT on Tuesday, September 28, 2010
By JASON ROBERSON / The Dallas Morning News
jroberson@dallasnews.com

In nine months, the prescription eye medication 72-year-old John Lair uses jumped from $47.13 to $113.23 at his neighborhood drugstore.

“That’s capitalism out of control,” said Lair of Dallas.

After doing some research, Lair found the same medication for $21.25 online at a Canadian pharmacy.

Facing rising drug prices, North Texas seniors on fixed incomes say they are faced with no other option than to get prescriptions filled online from Canada.

Every year, 68,000 Texans order more than 200,000 drug shipments online from Canada, according to the Canadian International Pharmacy Association. Top-selling medications for high-cholesterol and arthritis, like Lipitor and Celebrex, can be found online for half the prices seen at local pharmacies.

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