Discount drugs have, unfortunately, become the center of a great deal of controversy. The problem with the controversy is that there seems to be very obvious duplicity at the root of the controversy. In other words, certain parties are being far from truthful.
In the United States, there are a significant number of people who are without health care coverage and must pay out of pocket for their prescriptions. This has been quite a money drain on people are some prescriptions can cost a significant amount of money. In Canada, because of price fixing, prescription drugs are controlled in terms of how much they can cost. It has always been and still remains policy that if an individual has a valid prescription, it is legal to have the prescription filled in Canada and returned to the United States. However, with the advent of the Internet, people can have discount drugs shipped from Canada to the United States.
Well, the companies that make these drugs are not very happy about this situation as when someone in Georgia paying $250 for a prescription finds out that the same prescription in Canada can be purchased online for $50, they are going to purchase them online. This hunky dory situation was doomed to be curtailed in the face of all these drug giants’ lost profits.
Discount drugs from Canada eventually saw a ridiculous law passed as a way of denying people with legitimate, valid prescriptions. Federal law now states that one can not have discount drugs shipped into the USA, but rather, must bring them into the USA in person. There is no logic here other than the decision to limit the number of discount drugs purchased by American citizens was designed in part to save big business’ profits. How do they sleep at night?
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.