I am writing in response to the article on lower-cost Canadian prescription drugs (BDN, March 29). Kudos to the Maine Council of Senior Citizens and Dr. Laurie Churchill of Calais for their collective efforts in helping Maine residents secure lower-priced, long-term medications from New Brunswick pharmacies. Michael O’D. Moore’s article did an excellent job identifying the magnitude of the issue and publicizing the lengths to which Maine citizens will go to take advantage of the huge pricing differences on many prescriptions.
In addition, for those Maine residents who do not live near the Canadian border, may be unable to participate in organized bus trips or do not have the time or resources to travel to Canada from central or southern Maine, there is an equally effective alternative. The “Pharmacy-Canada Prescription Program” (PCRx), a service of Eastern Maine Healthcare, offers any Maine resident the opportunity to get prescription drugs without leaving home. The PCRx Web site provides a complete description of services, including an easy-to-use-pricing guide for more than 4,000 prescription items. For more information, Maine residents can call 1-888-648-6100 or access the PCRx Web site at www.bigbluea.com/canadarx.
Miles Unobsky Theeman
Executive vice president,
chief operating officer Pharmacy-Canada