Bronx drugstore selling prescriptions for less may be operating illegally
A Bronx drugstore is selling prescriptions for less but it may not be legal.
The Discount RX Mart of Canada sells prescription drugs for up to 80 percent off. How it works is the drugs are mailed to the customers' home. The only difference is the purchase is made from a Canadian pharmacy.
According to the Discount RX Mart, the prescriptions are produced in the U.S. and approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Since Canada puts a price cap on medications, the Discount RX Mart can sell the drugs for less. Basically the drugs are imported to Canada and re-imported to the U.S.
But according to the FDA, the store and others like it are illegal. The FDA says federal law provides that only drug manufacturers may re-import their drugs from Canada. If caught, the store and the consumer face a hefty fine.
Meanwhile, the Discount RX Mart maintains its operation is legal.