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South Georgians save big on prescription drugs

September 4, 2003

Lowndes County - Helen McLeod is saving big on her monthly prescription drug bill. "I'm saving a total of about $176.00 every three months," said Helen.

That's because she's buying from Half-Price Pharmacy in Valdosta. The business orders it's prescriptions from Canada. "Business has been extremely well and it's growing every day because people are realizing there's a substantial savings," said Steve Graham, Pharmacy Owner.

Getting your prescription filled at a Canadian pharmacy saves the average customer at least 50 percent. It may sound too good to be true, but owner Steve Graham says its completely legal. "July 24th the House of Representatives passed a bill that allows this to occur," said Graham.

But just why are prescription drugs so much cheaper in Canada? Graham says it's because the Canadian government has a cap on pharmaceutical costs, and the companies buy in such big bulk, they can sell individual medications at less cost.

Graham reassures customers ordering medication from Canada is safe and reliable. He hopes his pharmacy will give working Americans the price break they deserve.

posted at 4:10 by ashley.harper@walb.com