Did You Know These Prescription Drug Facts?

Did You Know These Prescription Drug Facts?


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Did You Know These Prescription Drug Facts? An estimated 1.8 million Americans save money by buying drugs from other countries, especially Canada, which sets price limits as part of its national health system. Generic Drugs made up 63 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States in 2006, up 13 percent from 2005. And these […]




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Did You Know These Prescription Drug Facts?

An estimated 1.8 million Americans save money by buying drugs from other countries, especially Canada, which sets price limits as part of its national health system.

Generic Drugs made up 63 percent of prescriptions dispensed in the United States in 2006, up 13 percent from 2005. And these days, the country’s biggest supplier of prescription drugs, as measured by prescriptions filled, is not a high-profile American company like Pfizer or Merck. It is Teva Pharmaceutical, a generic manufacturer based in Israel, according to data from IMS Health, a firm that tracks the market.

A vast majority of Americans (88 percent) are confident that prescription drugs made in the United States are safe. In contrast, only 56 percent think that drugs made in Canada and Europe are safe, and only 14 percent think that drugs made in China and India are safe. Buy many of the drugs sold in the United States are made in China and India, according to James Thurber, the director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University.

According to the national Health Interview Survey, from January through March 2007, 41.9 million persons of all ages (14.2%) were uninsured at the time of the interview, 52.8 million (17.8%) had been uninsured for at least part of the year prior to the interview, and 30.6 million (10.3%) had been uninsured for more than a year at the time of the interview. Also, the percentage of children under the age of 18 years who were uninsured at the time of the interview was 8.5% in the first 3 months of 2007.

Find generic drugs at ExpressMedsCanada.com and save 40% to 90% on U.S.-approved brand name and generic prescription drugs through licensed Canadian and International pharmacies.

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