Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started
My Medicine

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Health Care Reform:

Health Insurance & Affordable Care Act

Answers to 10 Key Health-Care Issues Facing America

John Kerry's Health-Care Plans

9) What is your stance on drug reimportation?

John Kerry is in favor of allowing Americans to reimport safe prescription drugs from Canada. I mentioned President Bush's "flip-flop" statements on reimportation, saying he would support it even though he has opposed it for all four years of his presidency. Safety is of course an important issue, but remember that there's not a single documented case of someone being injured by an imported drug from Canada, and prices there are often 50% lower than they are in the U.S., or sometimes even more. Americans should have the freedom to buy those FDA-inspected, FDA-approved prescription drugs. President Bush has blocked it for four straight years, and John Kerry would allow it.

10) What is your stance on stem cells?

Sen. Kerry will end the president's ban on creating new lines of embryonic stem cells because we have very few existing ones under the Bush restrictions. The few we do have, scientists tell us they're contaminated with mouse cells that make them inappropriate for developing new cures. They just don't provide the opportunities we need for the potential wealth of discoveries we could make using stem cell research. Forty-eight Nobel Prize-winning scientists endorsed John Kerry citing the President's ban on federal funding for research using new lines of stem cells as their principal reason. There's also potential in adult stem cell research, of course, but John Kerry is in favor of scientists making decisions about how best to use their money. The National Institutes of Health has a competitive awards process that gives research grants to the most promising research, and Sen. Kerry favors allowing that process to operate without the restrictions that are currently slowing down embryonic stem cell research.

Latest Health Reform News

Loading …
URAC: Accredited Health Web Site TRUSTe online privacy certification HONcode Seal AdChoices