Back at the end of January, the Minnesota Senior Federation launched a program to allow its members to buy their prescription drugs at prices dramatically lower than U.S. retail. Their doctors would simply need to mail or fax prescriptions to CanadaRx, a Toronto-based pharmacy that exports drugs to patients south of the border. The savings would vary depending on the drugs ordered, but one sample of a dozen commonly prescribed medications cost 62 percent less than in the Twin Cities. The public response was immediate and immense. The new program spurred 1,000 new people across Minnesota--not all of them over age 50--to join the Senior Federation. According to Peter Wyckoff, executive director of the federation's metro region, "It's been an amazing success. We're looking at profound savings that we've negotiated, or that the Canadian government has negotiated and we're... More >>>