These state initiatives will safely guide citizens to licensed Canadian pharmacies and protect them from illegitimate suppliers. That seems like a responsible approach with the best interest of patients in mind, a concept that apparently escapes the FDA.
Winnipeg, Manitoba (PRWEB) June 24, 2005
Recent legislation from states like Nevada and Texas will help guide citizens to purchase affordable prescription drugs from licensed Canadian pharmacies voluntarily. The governors of both states have signed bills that will ensure a high level of safety and security for patients, many of whom already order drugs from Canada. The pharmaceutical industry and the FDA have vigorously protested these initiatives by trumpeting bogus warnings about drug quality and origin.
"Big Pharma and their front groups have created an elaborate smokescreen of doubt in hopes of scaring patients away from perfectly viable options," says Mark Scott, licensed pharmacist and part owner of GlenWay Pharmacy in Winnipeg, Canada. (http://www.glenwaypharmacy.com) "These state initiatives will safely guide citizens to licensed Canadian pharmacies and protect them from illegitimate suppliers. That seems like a responsible approach with the best interest of patients in mind, a concept that apparently escapes the FDA."
The AARP's chief executive officer, Bill Novelli supports a controlled approach to drug importation when he said in a June 22nd interview, "It is no longer a question of whether we should allow the importation of drugs from abroad, it is already happening in a very big way. We need to legalize this and make sure that a system is in place to guarantee safety."
Pharmacists like Scott feel that state efforts are welcome news but that the human hardship story has been overshadowed by the interests of profit and politics. "It seems that we have lost sight of the real crisis here Â seniors that can't afford adequate healthcare in the world's most developed country. That's just tragic and it's about time someone stood up for them," adds Scott.
Even Dr. Peter Rost, a vice-president with Pfizer agrees that U.S. patients are the real victims. "They don't go online to find Canadian pharmacies because they are too lazy to walk to their local pharmacy. They do this because they can't afford the high drug prices in the U.S. These are the people who built our country and we push them to leave the U.S. to survive and stay healthy. We should all be ashamed. But we should also be thankful that there are Canadians who help our weakest, when we do nothing."
GlenWay Pharmacy is a licensed pharmacy located in Winnipeg, Manitoba (MPhA license # 32173) and has safely dispensed prescriptions to American patients for three years. Drugs shipped from Canada are approved by Health Canada. All orders are dispensed by licensed pharmacists.
For more information call 1-888-336-3424 or visit http://www.glenwaypharmacy.com
Mark Scott or
Ph. (204) 336-3000
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