Honeymoon Is Over for Medicare Part D; A Rocky Road Lies Ahead but Canadian Pharmacies Offer Help and Hope

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After a tumultuous launch, poor enrollment and ongoing confusion, the embattled Medicare Part D prescription program has yet to clear its most daunting challenges: the April 1st expiry of the 90-day grace period, the enrollment deadline on May 15th and the start of the donut hole for many patients later in 2006. The net result: millions of prescriptions will not be covered nor afforded. Canadian pharmacies can ease the pain.

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Medicare D is over-promising and under-delivering

Toronto, Canada, March 27th, 2006 – The new Medicare prescription drug program for American seniors has been beset with problems since its inception but faces even greater challenges for the remainder of 2006. April 1st will mark the expiry of the 90-day grace period designed to help seniors transition into the program by maintaining them on previous therapies that may not be covered by their Medicare plan. The May 15th enrollment deadline also looms with little administration sympathy for an extension despite widespread confusion and frustration.

But the most insidious deficiency of all may prove to be the onset of the “donut hole” or coverage gap, which could bring a shocking dose of reality to patients forced to pay full price for their drugs. These drawbacks can be solved by considering safe and affordable drugs from licensed online Canadian pharmacies like ADV-Care (http://www.adv-care.com or http://www.PharmacyOnTheNet.com).

“Medicare D is over-promising and under-delivering” says Ramy Attalla, Director of Communications at ADV-Care Pharmacy. “It offers some benefits but there are serious gaps that Canadian medications can fill beautifully. Patients are discovering that a CANADA + MEDICARE approach can be the best option.”

Officials are already concerned that many patients may be forced to go without their medication once the 90-day grace period expires on April 1st. The policy was implemented in January when thousands of seniors were refused coverage, forcing 36 states to intervene with emergency assistance to maintain residents on prescribed therapies.

Disturbingly, insurance companies have been remiss in informing their customers of what drugs will be covered. State assistance is also scheduled to end by April 1st, 2006. As such, many patients could be at risk of losing coverage permanently - a situation that can be alleviated by Canadian pharmacies like ADV-Care.

“Whatever the reason for lack of coverage, Canada can deliver savings as good or better than Medicare. Whether you fall off the formulary or into the donut hole, why pay full price for a drug when it is available at 40 – 70% savings on your doorstep?!”

ADV-Care Pharmacy ( http://www.adv-care.com or http://www.PharmacyOnTheNet.com) is licensed by the Ontario College of Pharmacists, and has been safely dispensing medications to Canadian & U.S. residents for 6 years. All Canadian medications are Health Canada approved and are dispensed by licensed pharmacists.

Media Contact:

Ramy Attalla

Ph. 1-888-611-5582

website: http://www.PharmacyOnTheNet.com


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