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Shopping for Pills Across the Border

by Georgina Lee, PharmD 2011

How many times have you heard, “Drugs are too expensive in the U.S., just buy them from Canada!”  Nowadays, all you have to do is Google “Canadian medications” and you’ll have access to over a million online pharmacies at your fingertips.  Yet, how many of them are legitimate (and not located in a dilapidated one-bedroom cabin in a remote part of northern Canada)?  Not only are the same medications you’d find in America available, they are also much cheaper, especially for those without insurance (such as the 15 million unemployed people out there).  The question remains, however: Do we really know how reliable these online pharmacies are?  Do we know where and how they are getting their medications?

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