If I couldn't purchase my cat's medications from another country, I couldn't afford to take care of his medical needs. Just because he's a cat, it doesn't mean his medication is cheaper!
NOT everybody in USA is rich enough to afford these drug prices! Rediculous! The name brand "aciphex" is $535 for 30 - yep! 30 pills!!! Generic rabeprazole - $110 - 90 pills. Thru Canada - $79.17 - 112 pills!!!! Woohoo! Guess where I buy this med?!
Even with insurance I could not afford the cost of the necessary meds I take daily. Importing has literally saved me from serious physical illness and complications.
Without insurance here in the states my Advair is almost $300. When ordering it from Canada it is only $64.00..
I have ulcerative colitis. The cost of my medication is over $1000/month getting it in here, and the medication that works best is not covered by insurance because another drug with the same active ingredient has gone generic (but it is meant to activate in a different part of the intestine than where my problem is). I am forced to either buy locally which is hard to afford, or import a 6 month supply from Canada for $227. Unreal!
The high cost of healthcare forces you to find cost savings wherever you can. I respond better to the non-generic form of my prescribed medication but insurance will not cover the cost. I use generic whenever possible but this is a necessity. Having the option to purchase the medication from a trusted source Canada not only gives me peace of mind but allows me to spend the healthcare dollars I've saved in ways that I may not have much of a choice.
Drug prices are out of control, we need the compition!
My husband and I are on 23 prescription drugs, and a fixed income.Last year alone, Canadian drugs saved us $5000. Our Dr. works with us to obtain the lowest cost drugs that we need. Drug prices in the US are sky rocketing. It may come down to taking meds as prescribed or eating.
My experience is simple. Without Canada I don't breath. Who has the right to deny me affordable medication. We pay half our income for insurance and still can't afford the medicine. My pharmacist told me it was illegal for me to order from Canada. He wishes that were true. Sad but true.
My drug cost approximately $5,000 per 3 months in U.S. That is $20,000 per year. Canada's price is 800$ per year. I am living on limited income but do not qualify for financial help.