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American College of Physicians Calls On US Government To Lower Drug Prices

The American College of Physicians has joined the fray in calling for lower prescription drug prices. Boasting 143,000 members, this organization released a position paper on March 28, 2016 that advocated for lower drug prices. It called for the pharmaceutical industry and the government to take action to bring down soaring drug costs.  The United States…

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Presidential Candidates And Their Position on Personal Importation

The race for the 2016 Presidential election has been a heated one full of arguments, disagreements, and differing views on the best policies for the American people. Healthcare, as always, lies at the center of most discussions, and while each of the candidates’ positions on healthcare vary substantially in many regards, their views points on…

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Why Drugs Cost More Than They Should: The $3.5 Billion Dollar Reason

Pharmaceutical Companies Offer Pay-for-Delay Deals to Generic Drug Manufacturers Anyone needing prescription medications that are required for an illness or chronic health condition is probably shocked by the high cost of brand-name drugs. To avoid losing massive amounts of profits from new medications, pharmaceutical companies have offered pay-for-delay plans to generic medication manufacturers. The average generic…

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12 Months of Giving: Christmas Cheer Board

As part of our 12 Months of Giving resolution, Planet Drugs Direct is fundraising for the Christmas Cheer Board throughout the month of December. The holidays are a popular time for helping those in need, and the Christmas Cheer Board, a community-based organization, was selected as our cause of the month for the incredible contributions…

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Why Are Pharmaceuticals Cheaper Abroad?

Citizens of the United States often bemoan the costs of healthcare, pointing to the ever-increasing prices of prescription drugs as a prime example of what is wrong with the current system. The truth of the matter is that Americans are not wrong about the seemingly exorbitant expenses associated with prescription drugs; in fact, American consumers…

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US Drug Prices – Americans Pay Up To 10 Times More

The International Federation of Health Plans (IFHP) recently released their 2013 Comparative Price Report, which reveals drug costs in the US to be 10 times higher than in other developed countries. Big Pharma in the US generates approximately $250 billion in prescription drug sales per year. This money isn’t made due to an increase of people…

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Debate on Drug Prices Renew Fight Over Personal Prescription Importation

As the debate over drug prices heats up, it has rekindled a discussion about the private importation of prescription drugs from other nations. Some politicians like Senator John McCain and Senator Chuck Grassley have advocated for importing drugs directly from international prescription referral services. While this would allow Americans to pay a lower price for…

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Presidential Hopefuls Support Affordable Drug Options for Americans

The CPPI, which stands for the Campaign for Personal Prescription Drug Importation, has received vocal support from several presidential candidates and current members of Congress for the group’s efforts in providing prescription drug importation options from Canada. With so many proposals now suggested, the CPPI is planning on clarifying its stance on each proposal’s merits. About…

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12 Months of Giving: World Vision International

We at Planet Drugs Direct, a prescription referral service that helps consumers to find affordable prescription medications, have resolved to engage in a monthly charitable giving effort to a different charity during each month of the year. As part of our program of “12 Months of Giving,” we are excited to be focusing on this…

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What Check 21 Can Do For You

With the proliferation of the Internet, American consumers needed a new way to make purchases, and the Check 21 Act gave this to them. For example, when you pay for your goods with a check, the retailer creates an electronic image of it. This eliminates the need for your bank to have the paper version…

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