Big Pharma resists any efforts to lower prescription drug prices by raising fears over safety. Since fear is a powerful motivator, it can be effective. But safety is not a matter of debate, a drug is either safe or it is not.
Today, the Canadian International Pharmacy Association issued this press release citing a 100% perfect safety record for personal prescription importation from licensed, certified and trusted retail pharmacies for the past 15 years, at 50-80 percent less than the cost of prescriptions filled in the U.S.
Since 2002, fifteen million U.S. customers have been safely and affordably accessing their prescription medications from Canada.
Yet the rhetoric and fear-mongering continues… why? Follow the money.
Behind all the smoke and mirrors, there is reality and it’s important to be reminded of that reality – personal prescription importation is a safe and affordable solution for the skyrocketing drug prices in the U.S.
However, we should not overlook the real safety concern – patients in the U.S. who cannot afford their medication and instead of finding a way to safely and affordably access their prescription drugs, they split pills, skip doses or forego medication completely, which can result in dire and life-threatening health consequences, particularly for at-risk individuals.