Follow Canada's lead on prescription policies


Published: Friday, January 31, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 10:48 p.m.

So the pharmaceutical companies are worried about us senior citizens? They are worried we aren't getting the right meds? What a joke.

They don't worry about us when they charge exorbitant prices for their medicines, do they? They are simply worried that they will be losing some profits that the Ceos and stockholders now enjoy.

I discovered a Canadian company more than a year ago that advertised on TV here in the states, and I began savings more than $100 a month.

Compare this to people who have to pay $500 and more for their prescriptions in order to live. These pharmaceutical companies should be ashamed of themselves for complaining when the elderly try to enjoy their last years without putting all their hard earned money into "rip-off" prices for their meds.

I realize the companies in Canada are just out to make money also, but us senior citizens can take advantage of it as well. If the high rollers in these pharmaceutical companies had to make a choice between a steak and beans, guess which way they would go.

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