How do you think that the new legislation to allow people to get prescriptions from Canada and other countries will effect pharmacists? Do you think that it will lower salaries or hurt jobs? Just a thought
I passed a really interesting looking business today. I didn't have a chance to stop by (it's easter), but it looked like a business/storefront for importing Canadian drugs. I think it was called something like "Rx America". The sign was just a banner tied onto the building (new/temp), but it was pretty clear that the whole point was just to get drugs from Canada. Our state board isn't too big on importing drugs, so it will be interesting to see if they have any type of pharmacy license. I plan on stopping by to see what it's all about.lacarthic said:How do you think that the new legislation to allow people to get prescriptions from Canada and other countries will effect pharmacists? Do you think that it will lower salaries or hurt jobs? Just a thought
There are many reasons,mostly due to different economic policies, to explain WHY drugs are cheaper in Canada than in the US, but that is what the big deal is with current discussion for drug importation. As drug prices increase, more and more people are buying these drugs from canadian pharmacies. The US currently does not import drugs bc the FDA maintains that there is no way to make sure that such transportation can be done safely, ie no drug tampering etc. The debate is definitely of concern with medicare benefits, as many congressmen and women wish to create a policy for this to occur, but again the FDA feels it will take time to create an organizational structure to provide safe transport for medications. As of now, this is not backed by the US. I am also a resident of AZ, and have seen the same pharmacies, but not sure of the loopholes to provide such a service.eddie269 said:can someone explain briefly the whoe issue with importing drugs? I have no idea. Was importing drugs from Canada to US somehow illegal before and now its legal? Is that the issue at hand?
People are living longer because of drugs. Unfortunately, it may come down to the poor not being able to prolong their life. We don't have socialized medicine here, so we can't control the prices.Longhorn23 said:I just wonder how retirees can afford them since many of them are on multiple medications...........