The December 17th episode of the television comedy Shameless provides a pathetic commentary on unfairly high prices of drugs in the U.S. In the episode, the lead character, Frank, announces that, for a fee, he’ll help smuggle Americans into Canada. But, it turns out, what people really want is for Frank to buy and bring back their much-needed medicines–medications such as EpiPens, insulin, Invokana, and Tecfidera from Canada where they are more affordable.
Here’s the dialogue:
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Today, Democrats are ecstatic, Republicans perhaps not so much, but one thing is certain: everyone’s wallets are cheering! The verdict is in: the state of Alabama voted Doug Jones to represent them as the next Senator of Alabama.
Put the Drama Aside…
You see, Doug Jones is a vote for expressly permitting your access to cheaper meds in Canada. “The Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act” is a bill that Roy Moore would have most assuredly voted against, which is frankly unacceptable given the exorbitant prescription medication costs folks are facing at the local pharmacy counter every day.
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AARP just released its Rx Price Watch Report and the data doesn’t do your wallet any favors. Thankfully, verified international online pharmacies offer the price relief consumers need but can’t find locally. AARP has recommended that consumers consult PharmacyChecker.com to avoid rogue online pharmacy scams.
The AARP report painted quite a grim picture concerning the lack of drug price relief in the U.S.:
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