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Boston joins growing list of U.S. cities saving millions each year by buying prescription drugs from Canada

Sunday, July 25, 2004
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: the FDA, drugs from Canada, prescription drugs


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Boston has now done the math and realized that buying prescription drugs from Canada -- rather than paying sky-high prices under the U.S. drug monopoly -- will save it millions of dollars each year. More and more U.S. cities are doing the same thing: making deals with Canadian pharmaceutical companies to deliver prescription drugs at prices that undercut the monopoly prices of the U.S. pharmaceutical industry.

It's a growing tide of common sense: why should cities, states and consumers pay 500,000% markups for prescription drugs in the United States when they can be purchased at a far lower price from respectable sources in Canada and elsewhere? Of course, the FDA continues to try to intimidate consumers, Governors, Mayors and Senators to try to put a stop to this practice. That's because the importation of drugs from Canada hurts the profits of Big Pharma, and protecting these profits is the number one priority of the FDA.

The FDA, of course, maintains that drugs from Canada are somehow "dangerous," yet as the Governor of Minnesota has rightly pointed out: if drugs from Canada are so dangerous, where are all the dead Canadians?

Big Pharma can only blame itself for all this: they got too greedy. By hiking prices beyond all reason, they've actually caused the free market reaction we're seeing now: the seeking of lower-priced alternatives from other sources. That's free market economics in action. The FDA, however, absolutely hates the free market, and so do U.S. drug companies. They want a controlled market, a monopoly drug market, where they set whatever prices they want and force people to buy from their sources. And to enforce this, they're willing to strongarm anyone who gets in their way.

There's a name for that. It's called organized crime.


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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

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