Over at AmericaBlog, John Aravosis blogs about his previously-discussed respiratory condition:
I want your input. Are drugs from Canada safe or not?
... I'm writing this post to find out if online Canadian pharmacies, where the drugs are a LOT cheaper than in US online pharmacies, are safe. Some examples in US dollars of US drugs and Canadian generics (I'm not necessarily taking any of these, these are just examples of popular drugs):
Vytorin 10/20, 30 pills
Drugstore.com (US): $108.62 (90 pills, $308.81)
CanadaDrugs.com: $67.34 (90 pills, $184.02)
Advair 60 500-50
Lipitor, 20 mg, 30 pills
Nexium, 40mg, 30 pills
Which inspires me to ask -- is anyone else getting tired of Americans (who, as a country, can't get their shit together regarding decent, affordable health care) using us as a source of cheap pharmaceuticals? Perhaps I'm out of line here, but it gets a little tedious to be slagged perpetually and relentlessly as "socialist" by numerous (right-wing) Americans who, as soon as the medical emergency hits, are the first ones Googling for "Canada cheap drugs mail-order."
Am I just being overly persnickety? Or is it really time for Americans to stop leeching off of us for cheap drugs and get their shit together?
P.S. I'm going to email John and point him here, so if you plan on commenting, let's be informative for our American readers.
P.P.S. Just to be clear, I am in no way accusing John of being one of those hypocritical whiners. Regular readers here will be well aware that we at CC HQ are avid readers of John's blog. The point here is a more general one -- should Canada continue acting as a source of cheap drugs for Americans?