Prescription Drug Wars

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For months now, seniors across the country have been climbing aboard buses and heading off to Canada to buy cheap prescription drugs. And now Illinois’ governor is defying the federal government’s ban on buying medications outside the U.S. The FDA is crying foul, saying this opens the door to counterfeit drugs and unregulated medications. But in a pill popping nation where drug prices keep climbing, many Americans are willing to take the risk.


Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Congressman (D-IL).

William Hubbard, Associate Commissioner, FDA.

Wanda Moebius, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

Jerry Avorn, associate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and author of “Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs.”