CanaRX on the Ray Richardson show on Mon 4/15/2013 @ 7am EST
This coming Monday morning 4/15/2013 @ 7am EST the Ray Richardson show is going to talk about importing drugs and have, as a guest, CanaRX, the company that fills Mainers prescriptions by passing them along to unlicensed pharmacies in other countries to be filled with who knows what kind of drugs. On Monday morning please listen to the show and call in to let them know that:
- these programs are supplying non-FDA approved drugs,
- these drugs are not actually from Canada,
- these programs are unsafe, unregulated by any safety entity and rely only on “Scout’s Honor” to protect patients, and
- in many cases, there are cheaper than generic alternatives bought right here in Maine.
For more information about CanaRX and the dangers of Maine importation, please go to http://www.safemedicines.org/maine-proposals.html
- CanaRX was part of similar program in 2004 in Illinois called iSaveRX that the Illinois Auditor General said had many safety lapses and cost overruns instead of cost savings. Many of the pharmacies involved never completed licensing paperwork. [See link]
- CanaRX was warned by the FDA in 2003 for safety and legal violations. When CanaRX changed their business practices, the FDA informed them they found their response inadequate.
- It is not legal to bill insurance for imported drugs.