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Importing Drugs [electronic resource]: Canadian Connection

MacNeil/Lehrer Productions
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Pharmaceutical prices in the U.S. are pushing patients to have their prescriptions filled in Canada, where drugs such as Lipitor cost less. Budget-conscious state governments are also eyeing Canadian distributors as a way to manage their prescription plans while making fiscal ends meet. But officially speaking, such transactions are still illegal in the U.S.-and the medicines themselves, traveling outside the domain of the FDA, may not even be safe. In this two-segment program, NewsHour health correspondent Susan Dentzer taps senators, governors, FDA officials, pharmacists, and the CEO of drug manufacturing giant Pfizer to present a balanced view of one of today's most controversial topics.
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22 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Canadian connection
  • Debate Over Importing Prescription Drugs (3:27)
  • Prescription Drug Prices (4:10)
  • Debate Over Importing Canadian Drugs (2:57)
  • Rise in Prescription Drug Importation (3:16)
  • Drug Safety (4:25)
  • Pros and Cons for Importing Drugs to America (2:10)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2004.
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33394 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (22 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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