Have you noticed the connection between the flu vaccine shortage and the campaign issue of importing medicine from Canada?
I had a good laugh when I heard on the news that the flu vaccine shortage was the result of contamination at a drug manufacturing plant in England! Our flu vaccine is made in England, at least in part. And it gets contaminated!
Meanwhile, you can buy brand name American medicine and generics manufactured in Toronto from sites like CanadaPharmacy.com at half price, and CanadaPharmacy lets you pay $35 for lifetime free shipping.
George Bush wants to shut down the importation of drugs from Canada. God knows who made them! Not Americans! Do you think drugs are expensive enough? One month's worth of Nexium, the "little purple pill", costs over $500 retail. Meanwhile, my GI doctor says you can replace a 40mg tablet of Nexium daily with two 20mg tablets of Prilosec OTC, and two tablets of 10mg Pepcid. That will cost you about $25 off the drugstore shelves.
Bush's connection to the drug companies is a major scandal, one I hope Kerry skewers him with tonight.
Other "domestic" brand medicines we take in the US are made in Europe, and distributed in the US by American drug companies. No one will ever tell you that--I had to dig for hours to uncover some of the drugs sold this way.
If this isn't a reason to dump the Republicans, I don't know what is.