Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) August 18, 2005
Recent comments from Canada's Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh have many Americans concerned that Canada's medicine cabinet will one day be closed to them.
ÂCanada cannot be a drug store for the United States of America; 280 million people cannot expect us to supply drugs to them on a continuous, uncontrolled basis,Â he said at a news conference.
Dr. Paul Zickler, co-founder of DoctorSolve Canadian pharmacy services (http://www.doctorsolve.com) says that statement is an exaggeration. ÂAt no given time will Canada be expected to supply drugs to that number of people. In actual fact, the cross-border sales market is only 1.8 million people, and could possibly reach only three million,Â Zickler says.
ÂIt's a fallacy that every American is cross-border shopping for cheaper drugs. Most Americans have an insurance plan, which commonly prohibits them from buying from Canadian pharmacies.Â
ÂOur patient base is specifically defined. They are the elderly, with limited resources or without health insurance. They have very specific needs, such as chronic maintenance drugs for conditions such as high blood pressure, arthritis or diabetes.Â
Zickler points out that the Certified Internet pharmacies-those that are recognized by CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association), the group that sets the standards for the reputable side of the Internet trade-work hard to understand who their customers are, and what they need. ÂWe're not interested in profiting from sales of the drug of the week. We prefer to concentrate our energies on finding an abundant supply of safe, affordable medications that our patients need in order to stay well and healthy.Â
Zickler adds that in many cases, Internet pharmacy services do not rely on Canadian supply to fill the prescriptions of their customers. ÂAt DoctorSolve, we work with hand-selected pharmacies from all over the world.Â Before approving the pharmacies for dispensing services, DoctorSolve conducts a personal tour and a thorough review of each to ensure that their quality control measures mirror those of DoctorSolve, and that they are able to meet the demand. ÂWe want to make sure that for our patients, the medicine cabinet is always open,Â Zickler says.
DoctorSolve, a Canadian Internet-based pharmacy intermediary (license #BC Q37), offers low-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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