Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) July 6, 2005
In a recent announcement by Canadian Health Minister, Ujjal Dosanjh, the minister stated that he would ban the bulk export of prescription drugs Âwhen necessary,Â and that tougher rules would be put in place to require Âan established doctor/patient relationship for any cross-border drug sales.Â
Dr. Paul Zickler, co-founder of DoctorSolve Canadian Pharmacy (http://www.doctorsolve.com) supports Dosanjh's announcement, and is hopeful that new legislation will make the business of selling medications over the Internet by certified drug companies more credible and professional.
However, Zickler also believes that the way patients are treated at DoctorSolve constitutes an Âestablished doctor/patient relationship.Â ÂWe have full-time physicians and nurses on staff, plus consulting pharmacists. Patients complete an extensive health profile, which is reviewed over the phone to ensure that no adverse reactions are missed. Any discrepancies are corrected by contacting the American doctor's office directly. At six months, we review the patients' profiles again.Â
ÂThe relationship we have with each patient actually builds on the one they have with their own doctor. The U.S. physician has already performed a physical, done a history, ordered diagnostic tests, and prescribed medications. For the safety of the patient, all of these steps must be taken before we fill the order.Â
Dosanjh's initiative regarding the doctor/patient relationship is an effort to address the contentious issue of Canadian physicians endorsing a prescription written by an American doctor-without actually seeing the patient. ÂMany believe this to be unethical,Â says Zickler, Âbut I feel it is unethical not to assist patients to obtain affordable medications regardless of what side of the border they are on.Â
He adds that what's good for Canadians should also be applicable to Americans. ÂCanadians can have prescriptions written in one province and filled in another without needing a second medical diagnosis. They can also have their prescriptions filled in many American states. Why would filling American prescriptions in Canada be any different?Â
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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