Free Prescription Drug Card Offers Solution to Citizens Importing Prescription Drugs

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Beat high prescription drug costs with a free prescription drug card. There are no eligibility requirements, waiting periods or deductibles.

To many Americans suffering the effects of high prescription drug costs, buying less expensive prescription drugs from Canada or Mexico might seem like an option. However, importing Canadian or Mexican drugs, even for personal use, is illegal in the US. The United States government has recently started cracking down on individual purchases of prescription drugs from Canada, rather than only focusing on larger bulk imports. The free prescription drug card offered by aims to offer all Americans with an alternative to importing illegal foreign prescription drugs to save money.

With US Customs cracking down on individual orders of prescription drugs coming from Canada and Mexico, prescription discount programs such as the free prescription drug card from are safer alternatives for US citizens to stay on the right side of the law, while also assuring they’ll receive their prescriptions when needed, rather than being confiscated at the border.

The New Mexican ran a story on their website on June 4th about a specific case where a customer’s personal order of prescription drugs from Canada was confiscated. According to that article “The US Customs & Border Protection agency, which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, said it was illegal for [the patient] to import the medications under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act…. Lynn Hollinger, a spokeswoman for the CBP in Washington, said the policy was changed to target individuals as well [as bulk importers] in November 2005. Between then and May 1, the agency had sent out 28,835 letters informing US residents that CBP had seized non-controlled pharmaceuticals addressed to them.”


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