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Buying Drugs Across the Border

Discount pharmacies line the borders. But do these drugs meet U.S. standards? Read this before you cross the line.

Good Neighbor Policy continued...

And he has an answer for people who seek relief from high prescription drug prices from foreign sources. "The secret to American drug prices is not to be importing from Canada or New Zealand or Australia. The solution is for you guys to decide that you want to do something about your drug prices."

Gail Shearer from Consumers Union agrees:

"We have failed abysmally at finding a way to make drugs affordable to our population, and it's time to just think a little bit more creatively," she tells WebMD. "Yes, I think there are win-win scenarios that could benefit consumers without destroying drug companies, but for too long the discussion has been dominated by special interests. It's time to address these policies in a systematic way and find a way to make drugs affordable for everybody."

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Reviewed on September 15, 2004

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