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    I know many of you are buying your meds from Canada because they are cheaper.
    That maybe about to stop soon.
    They are passing a law which prevents doctors here in Canada from co-signing prescription from the US unless they actually see the patient.
    Seems the way it works is that you have a prescription in the US and forward to one of the companies you order from, they pay a Canadian Doctor to co-sign the prescription so they can dispense it.
    This all happened when an HIV patient was told she could not get a medication she needed because it was being sent to the U.S.
    She went to war, got a lot of support because it has happened to others so now they want to stop the cross border dispensing of drugs for all meds using this co-signing method.
    The other argument was that they could not just call a doctor they have never seen and get a prescription or order their drugs, so why should others outside the country.
    I can understand the argument, not being able to get your meds because they are being sent out of the country, but unfortunately this will affect a vast majority of drugs that would probably never become in short supply.
    I guess it's another case of the minority affecting the majority and I'm sure we haven't heard the last from the drug companies.
    Every great thing that has ever happened since the beginning of time has started as a single thought in someones mind.
    So if you are capable of thought then you are capable of great things
    Good luck and stay well.
    Glen

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    There are many issues with this topic.

    Another side of the coin is that the Internet Pharmacies that are setup all over the world (not just Canada), do not have proper standards and quality, thus the manufacturer of the drugs can not guarantee the product as they do not know the tracks it has been through. Also the counterfits come into play. US want to stop Internet Pharmacies, which include Canada, so they can have proper controls and measures.

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      That’s pretty good Paul and Glen,
      But that ain’t the way I see it. The way I see it the drug cartel has one powerful lobby with tons of funds, and they dictate their demands to the countries, who must obey.

      I think ultimately somebody is going to try to enforce one law or another and the whole stupid dance will end with the laws being declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court, - that never comes up for re-election. At least, that’s the way I see it.
      Burt

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