Warnings Regarding Safety of Imported Drugs Force Americans to Buy in Homeland Where Drug Supply Safety Is At Its Weakest, Says DoctorSolve

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Biggest argument against importation is safety, but handling processes in the U.S. pose even greater threat to drug safety.

A recent ad campaign sponsored by Big Pharma claims that if Americans are allowed to import their medications from Canada, those drugs may be counterfeit, unregulated and unsafe.

Dr. Paul Zickler, co-founder of DoctorSolve Canadian Pharmacy (http://www.doctorsolve.com) dismisses the campaign as the latest attempt to dupe consumers into buying medications from American suppliers who charge 40 – 70 per cent more. “The safety concern is merely a fear tactic,” Zickler says. “Imported drugs come from the same manufacturers who already provide drugs to U.S. suppliers. In fact, 40 per cent of the prescription drugs Americans consume come from overseas.”

Even Dr. Peter Rost, Vice President with Pfizer, shoots down Big Pharma’s fear mongering. “They take out big ads in American newspapers, and tell us that reimportation is not safe, while they know full well that it’s been done safely and cost-effectively in Europe for over twenty years.”

In fact, Rost believes that drugs coming from other countries may actually be safer than those made in the U.S. “A problem in this country is that our drugs are shipped in big vats to wholesalers, and then poured into smaller, bulk-size containers, from which tablets are dispensed manually to the patient.” This means there are lots of entry points for bioterrorism. “In Europe, drugs are sold in tamper-proof individual bottles or blisters, and no one touches a drug after it leaves the manufacturer.”

Contrary to what the ad campaign is saying, Rost believes that “reimportation is about a safe drug supply, and getting drugs to consumers who can’t afford them.” He maintains that “the fight against reimportation is a fight to continue to charge our uninsured, our elderly, our poor, our weakest, full price, while giving everyone else a rebate.” This, he says is “fundamentally unethical.”

DoctorSolve, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC Q37), offers lower-cost, long-term prescriptions. A professionally registered pharmacist fills all prescriptions. A certified member of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association, DoctorSolve is ranked as one of the best (five-star) online pharmacies by PharmacyChecker.com. DoctorSolve has filled more than 200,000 U.S. prescriptions.

For more information, call 1-866-732-0305 or visit http://www.doctorsolve.com

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