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Why Buying Prescription Drugs in Canada Won't Work

Why Buying Prescription Drugs in Canada Won’t Work More Americans are buying prescription drugs from Canada to avoid paying higher U.S. prices, but it's a price break that market forces, if not laws, won't let stand. There is a law against the importing of prescription drugs from Canada, although it has largely been ignored by the U.S. Customs Service. Private citizens traveling to Canada to take advantage of lower prices have been quietly…

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