The use of prescription drug use is at an all time high in America. And so are the costs. The American Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act will allow individuals to safely import prescription drugs from Canada into the United States. This will spur the much-needed competition that the pharmaceutical industry desperately needs.
1. Prescription medicines are getting out of reach in the US
A study conducted by the Mayo Clinic study in 2013 showed that around 70 percent of Americans use prescription drugs. They use everything from antibiotics to painkillers to antidepressants. The cost of some of these prescription drugs is so high that individuals who take them either are not able to afford the medicine or will probably go bankrupt paying for the much needed care. Canadian pharmacies can cash in on this by providing cheaper drugs to many Americans.
2. It’s time to get competitive
With time, more Baby Boomers from the US will be entering their senior years and they will be requiring more medications. Due to the high price of prescription medicine, many of them might not be able to pay for these medicines. The Act also allows Americans to buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies online. Canadian pharmacies need to plan their advertising and marketing strategies, inventory and online presence to cater to the incoming traffic.
3. You’ll have to rise above smear campaigns
So, the question that arises is why are so many Americans dependent on local pharmacies instead of buying their medicines online? The answer to this question is Big Pharma. Big Pharma companies have been spreading negative and often incorrect information regarding online pharmacies based out of Canada. Websites like Legitscript.com, controlled by these pharma companies, are constantly indulging in smear campaigns against online websites like PlanetDrugsDirect. These websites call the online pharmacies unsafe and will try and make you believe that since these Canadian drugs aren’t FDA approved, they aren’t safe. This is statement is untrue, as rules and regulations are as strict in Canada as in the U.S.
4. Supplying prescription drugs to Americans is already legal in many cases
The prescription drugs from Canada will benefit virtually every American. The lives of Americans are much better than they were 40 years ago, due to the medications available today. The U.S. government has already permitted businesses like PlanetDrugsDirect.com and other Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA) members to serve customers in the United States since 2003. The support for this initiative is strong within Washington. The Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act of 2015, introduced by McCain, aims at amending the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, so that it allows for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from pharmacies in Canada that are approved.