Archive for December 2017

Importation Will “endanger 1000s of innocent lives…in Arizona and throughout the nation,” Retired Police Commander Warns

According to retired Phoenix Police Commander Tim Hampton, who wrote this editorial in White Mountain Independent on December 15, 2017, legalizing drug importation will help “criminal organizations . . . exploit weaknesses in the law to traffic narcotics,” and increase the flow of counterfeit pills cut with fentanyl into the country: “The drug importation bill would weaken America’s anti-drug defenses and endanger thousands of innocent lives — here in Arizona and throughout the nation.”

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Professor Warns That WHO Report Saying 10% Of Medicines Are Fake Is A Warning Sign

Tim Mackey, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine; a fellow at the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Governance, Accountability and Transparency in the Pharmaceutical Sector; director of Health Care Research and Policy at the University of California, San Diego, Extension; and director of the Global Health Policy Institute. In this op-ed that appeared in STAT News, he warns that the recent report by WHO that estimates that 10% of drugs in the world is fake should be a warning sign…

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Tip for the Most Affordable Generic Zocor Prescription: Buy it in the U.S.

People think all prescription drugs cost less in Canada, but is that true? We did a price comparison for simvastatin, generic Zocor, the seventh most frequently prescribed prescription drug in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2016. When we called a brick-and-mortar pharmacy in Canada, we were quoted the price of $12.14 for a 30-day supply, but we found those same pills at pharmacies in the U.S. for only $4.54…

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