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Here's a reason why we should be careful about buying prescription drugs from Canada

Have you ever been tempted to buy your prescription drugs from Canada and save a ton of money?

Over the past several years, there have been countless news stories about consumers crossing over into Canada to get prescriptions filled.  They save substantial amounts of money by making this easy trip from just about any place in Michigan.

Our U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow has led bus trips filled with senior citizens across the border where many saved hundreds of dollars.

But, today's news about a Chinese manufacturing plant being the target of concerns for being a source of a deadly allergic reaction by hundreds of U.S. patients from the blood thinner heparin.

The plant which supplies the active ingredient for the drug had never been inspected by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  This blood thinner is used in heart surgery, kidney dialysis and other procedures, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Could situations like this be the reason we should be careful about buying cheaper prescription drugs dispensed from Canada?


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