More on seizures of legal prescriptions

Here is an earlier referencehttp://theelderlies.wordpress.com/2006/03/15/ customs-seizes-legal-prescriptions/

In todays’ Santa Fé New Mexican newspaper http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/44549.html is an article on this activity. The article discusses several aspects of the ordering from Canada, especially for those who may also be eligible for the Medicare prescription program. Ironically, ordering from Canada because the US has no thought-out health system may raise the costs of Canadian pharmaceuticals.

As the article implies, CanadaDrugs.com is a careful and helpful pharmacy to deal with.

After ordering a prescription drug for his enlarged prostate earlier this year from a Canadian pharmacy, a 76-year-old Santa Fe man received a letter from the federal government informing him that it had confiscated the package….

The U.S. Customs & Border Protection agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, said it was illegal for him to import the medications under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. …
The man said he objected to his mail being intercepted and to the correspondence, which included a flyer warning him about the safety of importing prescription drugs. “I thought it was kind of threatening,” he said.

Until recently, the FDA has focused its enforcement efforts on people who import large quantities of drugs and not on individuals trying to save money on prescription medicines….Lynn Hollinger, a spokeswoman for the CBP in Washington, said the policy was changed to target individuals as well in November 2005. Between then and May 1, the agency had sent out 28,835 letters informing U.S. residents that CBP had seized noncontrolled pharmaceuticals addressed to them.

Consumer Reports cites a study by the Illinois Office of Special Advocate for Prescription Drugs, which found that Canada’s manufacturing and regulatory system is comparable to that in the United States and the distribution system is more likely to discourage drug counterfeiting. Moreover, a June 2004 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office disclosed that all the prescription drugs it ordered from Canadian Internet pharmacies contained the proper chemical compositions and were properly shipped.

There are undoubtedly illegitimate pharmacies set up to serve people in the U.S. looking for drug bargains, the magazine noted, so customers should order from pharmacies entitled to display the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, or CIPA, seal. Such pharmacies will alert them when they intend to supply medication from another country.

Before ordering drugs from Canada . . .

Source: Consumer Reports

2 Responses to “More on seizures of legal prescriptions”


  1. 1 vuee 2006 July 13 at 8:21 pm

    A study has been recently done re: prescription prices in Alaska

    “Uninsured pay 61% more for drugs than U.S. rate
    ANCHORAGE: City ranks 17th nationwide in prices for 10 common medicines.”

    http://www.adn.com/money/story/7957543p-7851029c.html

    …a month’s supply of prescription drugs bought without an insurance plan cost $81.52. That compares with an average $50.71 that federal government employees, veteran retirees and others paid, AkPIRG’s study found.

    …The study also compared prices for drugs in Canada and found that the uninsured in Anchorage are paying more than twice what they would at a Canadian pharmacy for the same medication at local drug stores.

    Off the railbelt, prescriptions, IF they could be obtained, are usually at manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

    Site Search Tags: pharmacy, Canada, legal, mail+order, insurance, Anchorage

  2. 2 vuee 2006 July 16 at 12:30 pm

    A decent health care system would make more sense.

    http://tinyurl.com/hk9e9

    Senate OKs drug imports from Canada

    By LARA JAKES JORDAN, The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — The Senate opened the way Tuesday to let Americans import prescription drugs into the United States from Canada, seeking to ease a regulatory ban on cheaper medicine crossing the border.

    The proposal, which was approved 68-32, would create a Canadian loophole in a Food and Drug Administration ban on importing prescription medicine into the United States. It was offered as part of a $31.7 billion Homeland Security Department spending blueprint for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1….

    Vitter’s plan, which was embraced by Democrats, would prohibit Customs and Border Protection from stopping people with doctors’ prescriptions for FDA-approved drugs from bringing the medicine into this country from Canada.

    But Republican leaders vociferously opposed the plan for fear, they said, that the drugs could be unsafe for consumers — or even present a terrorism risk….

    Aides warned that the drug-import plan was likely to be stripped out of the legislation — as it has been in past years — when it gets to a conference of House and Senate lawmakers who will negotiate the final version. The Bush administration also has opposed efforts to loosen the restrictions.

    [the terrorism threat is why we need a wall on our eastern border ;0)]

    Site Search Tags: prescription, Canada


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