Healthcare is widely discussed in this county. People want easy ways to stay fit spending too much money. One area that people are worried about is purchasing prescription drug. Consumers and politicians alike want companies to offer medications cheaply. Importing drugs from abroad has been argued for years. Drug companies ship their medications overseas, which are then made overseas and returned to the U. S. Consumers save money by paying less for the same drugs. Officials in some U.
S. states have arranged bus trips to Canada so people could purchase inexpensive products (www. amsa. org). The idea does have its critics. Foes believe importing drugs from another country harms people. They said strict laws enforced by the U. S. Food and Dug Administration (FDA) would be useless. Although some Congressional leaders support reimportation, the last two presidents have not. Both the Clinton and Bush Administrations fought against it because of safety issues.
The issue continues to be heard the 2008 presidential race. Republican John McCain of Arizona and Democrats Barack Obama of Illinois and Hillary Clinton of New York—all favor reimportation (www. webma. com/election2008). Berger 2 Supporting the Cause Most people agree that buying low-priced prescription drugs is getting tougher. Elderly citizens must sometimes choose between buying food, heat, or medications (Monali and Rajesh 1). In fact, some people have cut their pills in half to make them last longer (1).
That idea does not work because the user does not receive the full benefit of its dosage (1). The problem sent leaders from several U. S. states to organize visits to Canada to buy prescription drugs. New Hampshire, Maine, Louisiana and California have gone over the northern border to pick up less-expensive medications (www. amsa. org 1). Congressional leaders called out prescription drug companies to lower its prices for medications. They think drug companies are forcing people to pay too much for its products (www. amsa. org 1).