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American caravan arrives in Canadian 'birthplace of insulin' for cheaper medicine

U.S. residents come to Canada to purchase life-saving type 1 diabetes medication

Thomson Reuters · Posted: Jun 29, 2019 2:58 PM ET | Last Updated: 4 hours ago
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Quinn Nystrom holds insulin she purchased in Canada after travelling over the border for more affordable medication. (Lorenda Reddekopp/CBC)


A self-declared "caravan" of Americans bused across the Canada-U.S. border on Saturday, seeking affordable prices for insulin and raising awareness of "the insulin price crisis" in the United States.


The group called Caravan to Canada started the journey from Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday, and stopped in London, Ont., on Saturday to purchase life-saving type 1 diabetes medication at a pharmacy.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/c...-1.5195399


It's a shame people have to do this to be able to survive.
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Reply #1 posted 06/30/19 10:36am

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A man here tried to GoFundMe insulin but could not get the money and died. In essense Conservatives killed this man.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #2 posted 07/02/19 5:55pm

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It isn't only Canada.

Per Kaiser Health
Americans Cross Border Into Mexico To Buy Insulin At A Fraction Of U.S. Cost
Year of Return 2019
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Reply #3 posted 07/03/19 8:13am

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Cuba is even cheaper.

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Reply #4 posted 07/03/19 1:56pm

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Canada should charge non residends (Landed or whatever they call it) more for drugs and they should pay a tax to bring them back into the US,

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Being a die-hard libertarian,
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Reply #5 posted 07/03/19 2:02pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Cuba is even cheaper.

if you believe they have even a half way decent heath care then you are mega gullible.


I know a doctor that goes there as part of a humanitarian thing and he said they have nothing even close to what the US had 40 years ago...

He pointed lies like that they have have a better infant mortality rate... which is just so ridiculous and absurd... but yeah even if all the reporting was accurate (it is not) that is because their sick babies do not live long enough to be counted.

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Reply #6 posted 07/03/19 2:14pm

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luv4u said:

U.S. residents come to Canada to purchase life-saving type 1 diabetes medication

Thomson Reuters · Posted: Jun 29, 2019 2:58 PM ET | Last Updated: 4 hours ago
quinn-nystrom-t1international-insulin-caravan.jpg
Quinn Nystrom holds insulin she purchased in Canada after travelling over the border for more affordable medication. (Lorenda Reddekopp/CBC)


A self-declared "caravan" of Americans bused across the Canada-U.S. border on Saturday, seeking affordable prices for insulin and raising awareness of "the insulin price crisis" in the United States.


The group called Caravan to Canada started the journey from Minneapolis, Minn., on Friday, and stopped in London, Ont., on Saturday to purchase life-saving type 1 diabetes medication at a pharmacy.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/c...-1.5195399


It's a shame people have to do this to be able to survive.


They interviewed some of these people on the news. Insulin that costs over $300 in the US costs around $30 in Canada - the exact same product and company. The difference is that Canada caps prices drug companies are allowed to charge, and the US doesn't. We have the worst healthcare for the most money.

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