“Exactly the same drugs are being dispensed in Canada and Mexico, but US citizens are paying substantially more money for them. This has to be linked back to systemic reasons related to the US pharmaceutical industry, why else would there be such discrepancies in the prices?” he added.
Texans Could Save Hundreds of Dollars in Medication Costs with New Bill
Press Release: October 27, 2023
TEXAS, US, 31st May 2023 – Canadian pharmacies are set to help Texans dramatically reduce the amount of cash they are spending on prescription medications.
Texas House has recently approved the bill allowing Americans to buy certain prescription drugs from its near neighbor Canada, and it has been passed to the Texas Senate to be debated and given final approval.
Online pharmacies like Canada Pharmacy provide US citizens with medications in the same way any pharmacy shop does in person but for less money. Canada Pharmacy has revealed that other states looking into changing the rules on where residents can buy medications are Colorado and Florida. Colorado officials believe patients could save up to 65% on their medications. Florida has predicted their state agencies would save a massive $150 million.
New Mexico, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire have already passed similar programs.
With 40% of those aged over 65 taking more than five drugs a month for their illnesses, it is estimated that many could save up to $200 a month on their medications and some up to $900.
A spokesman from Canada Pharmacy said: “The price of prescription drugs in the US is putting a huge strain on many household budgets. Patients who require expensive drugs every single month to help manage their health conditions could be saving up to 70% by ordering their prescriptions online from Canada.
“We are a CIPA certified pharmacy. Everyone who comes to us must have a prescription and every order is dispensed by a licensed pharmacist. The process is exactly as it would be if a customer was to go into a pharmacy store in the US, but a lot cheaper.
Politicians who pushed for the bill said that it could save lives by reducing the cost of crucial medication for many Texans.
One EpiPen in the US costs $265, but Texans and other US residents could get it for $91 by ordering is from Canada.