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US pharmacists cleared to buy in cheap drugs from Canada

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 27 July 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:183
  1. David Spurgeon
  1. Quebec

    The US Senate has approved a proposal that would allow licensed pharmacists and drug wholesalers to import prescription drugs from Canada that are already approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

    Canadian prices for many drugs range from 25% to 80% lower than those set for the same drugs by the US Congress and the manufacturers. Some US citizens already travel to Canada to buy the drugs or use the internet to import them. But this proposal is designed to make it easier for them to get access to the drugs.

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