WPR News
11:31 am
Mon November 24, 2003

Canadian Prescription Drugs Might Be Bogus

Laramie, WY – A pharmacy expert at the University of Wyoming recommends people do not buy prescription drugs from Canada. Kendra Grande runs the Drug Information Center on campus. She says there is not enough protection for people who get their drugs from Canada or anywhere overseas. Grande says there's no guarantee the drug you're getting from Canada is the drug you're prescribed. She says counterfeiters are very adept at making the packaging look like the real thing. Grande says the biggest concern is a patient may save money, but it it's not the right drug it may not be the best thing for your health. She says another problem is that pharmacies in Canada that only export drugs are not regulated by the Canadian government.