Comparing the costs of 90-day supplies of five popular drugs
Recent price of a typical prescription 
Use Drug Manufacturer CVS Canadameds
Cholesterol reducer Lipitor Pfizer $362 $220
Acid-reflux inhibitor Nexium AstraZeneca $499 $90
Acid-reflux inhibitor Prevacid TAP Pharmaceutical $465 $191
Cholesterol reducer Zocor Merck $488 $209
Antipsychotic Zyprexa Eli Lilly $1,000 $692

Buying Canadian

This summer, Boston's city employees can join the million-plus Americans who are already skipping the FDA's warning and begin buying their prescription drugs from Canada because they're cheaper. Should the rest of us get in line?

By Joseph Rosenbloom
May 30, 2004

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Paul Leary is a retired salesman for a Budweiser distributor in Boston. A round-faced, heavyset man, Leary is prone to pneumonia and has a weak right leg due to polio he contracted as a 4-year-old. He uses a walker to maneuver about his one-bedroom apartment in Arlington. Leary says his annual income of $22,000 from Social Security and a pension ... (Full Article: 3791 Words)

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