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Originally published July 25 2004

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

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

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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