Finding drugs from Canada after Rx Depot closes

Friday, November 7th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Thousands of Americans are searching for "legal ways" to find low-cost medications, after a federal judge ordered Rx Depot to close its nationwide storefronts.

Dozens of storefronts across the country are now in the same boat as Rx Depot's Oklahoma operations, closed for business while the company appeals the federal court's decision. That leaves tens of thousands of senior citizens wondering how they'll afford their medications.

Rx Depot customer Duke Waters: "I think they're putting the screws to us senior citizens. They're hurting us. They're not helping us."

Rx Depot President Carl Moore: "There are people being price-gouged in this country to the point that it's unbelievable. When you see other industrialized nations around the world at a third of the cost of this country, something's gotta be done."

Carl Moore says he expects Federal Judge Claire Egan's decision to shutdown other storefront operations within weeks. But, internet-savvy people will still be allowed to order their own medications online and those who are able to travel can still go across the border to legally purchase foreign drugs.