U.S. citizens denied access to cheap medicines
Many Americans ordering drugs abroad, where they are ten times cheaper, began to receive notification from prohibiting service by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Tablets, prescribing clinicians and began detaining at airports in accordance with article on drug trafficking. Because of this, most patients are not getting access to essential drugs.
According to The New York Times, a year’s supply of medicines, which in the U.S. would cost more than $ 1 thousand in neighboring Canada costs about $ 100. Now, in an era of economic crisis, when the incomes of most Americans already decreased, purchase medicines at home for many was not just expensive, but in principle impossible.
In the international pharmaceutical associations of Canada reporters stated that prescriptions for millions of Americans annually discharged.
At the same time on the FDA Web site states that ” in most cases, to import drugs for personal use is prohibited in the United States.” Agency can not guarantee their effectiveness and safety. Authorities prohibit “reverse imports” of American medicine, as there is no guarantee that they are properly stored. As for the foreign counterparts, then they are often no claims being made of non-compliance with environmental standards USA. For example, last year in the Canadian inhalation masks for asthmatics were found harmful materials.
In some cases, FDA still allows the purchase of medicines abroad if there is no alternative in the United States, and the order is less than three-month dose.
The New York Times concludes that it is now in the best position were residents of areas near the U.S. border. There, people are free to make ” medicinal tours.”