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Why Are Medications Cheaper in Canada?

WHYare Meds CHEAPER ECanada? PRICE CONTROL New drugs cannot cost more than the median price in other countries. Cost of Meds $760 %24 Rate of Inflation Cost of existing meds can not rise higher than the rate of inflation $2,400 NEW OLD $660 $660 $= %D $570 New meds cannot cost more than similar meds for the same illness. $500 A mericans buy over 2 MIL packages of prescription drugs annually Every industrialized country has some kind of price control except the Drug Companies spend $4.8B United States on advertising in US annually Name Brand $$ The US and New Zealand are the only countries that allow direct to Generic consumer advertising %24 Tips to Save Switch to Generics SALE Ask about Special Offers Switch to meds provided at a lower cost with insurance Use Mail order Pharmacy Talk to your DR. about Cutting higher dose pills in half Rx Hasa Make sure all prescriptions ban Fouls are necessary LIPITOR $310.69 $108.00 ZOLOFT $262.00 $108.00 PAXIL* $274.32 $31.00 CELEXA* $252.77 $31.00 PLAVIX* $403.88 $34.00 $479.15 NEXIUM* $59.45 $456.22 PREVACID* $49.00 *Generic version SOURCES: America's choice for Affordable Medications Price Comparison I American I Canadian

Why Are Medications Cheaper in Canada?

shared by kcatoto on Jan 24
Ever wonder why medications are cheaper in Canada than the United States? This infographic explains why drug prices are higher in the US than other industrialized countries.


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