FACTS AND STATS
A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine finds that shopping at a Canadian Internet pharmacy rather than a U.S.-based drug store could save Americans “hundreds or even thousands” of dollars a year on prescription costs. The study, which looked at the prices of 44 brand name drugs listed at 12 Canadian Internet pharmacies versus those on the Web sites of three U.S. drug stores (CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens), found that the medications were 24 percent cheaper on average in Canada. Forty-one of the 44 drugs studied were less expensive at the Canadian pharmacies three drugs for impotence were the only exceptions.
Date published: 09-19-05
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