[extropy-chat] meds purchase advice?
mlorrey at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 4 21:53:58 UTC 2004
NH Governor Craig Benson had six prescriptions filled by one Canadian
pharmacy, for a savings of $550 over US prices, and had the pills
tested by the state crime lab. They were found to be safe, and
contained the stated dosage of the stated drug.
Small surprise, because, unlike US pharmacies which dole out pills by
hand, leaving the risk of local errors, the prescriptions filled all
constituted drugs packaged and labelled by the manufacturer, in many
cases, produced here in the US in US plants by US drug companies.
--- "Stephen J. Van Sickle" <sjvans at ameritech.net> wrote:
> I live in Wisconsin, and there has been quite a stir with the State
> recommending that Medicare recipients order drugs from Canada. Since
> these pharmacies have been approved by the state to accept Medicare
> reimbursement, it is probably a good bet that they aren't complete
> frauds. The PDF order forms wouldn't do you any good, but they have
> web addresses or toll free numbers of the pharmacies, and prices.
> Lipitor is specifically listed:
> On Sun, 2004-04-04 at 14:47, Damien Broderick wrote:
> > One of the most frightening aspects of being in the States, for an
> > Australian with medical problems, is the atrocious cost of
> > pharmaceuticalshere. Relax, I'm not launching a discussion of
> prices and
> > markets; I'm requesting some info from extropes who buy legal
> > pharmaceuticals in Canada via email or fax. There's so much
> repellant spam
> > hitting my in box and popping up on google that it's hard to
> estimate the
> > good providers from the scamsters. Can anyone advise me on a decent
> > to contact to buy meds like Lipitor? Maybe this is too off-topic to
> > back to the list; if so, please email me privately.
> > Thanks!
> > Damien Broderick
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