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  • Canadians Venture South for Health Care (seek medications and doctor appointments)

    07/24/2003 6:15:42 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies · 453+ views
    BangorDailyNews ^ | Thursday, July 24, 2003 | Meg Haskell
    BANGOR — In a new twist on a familiar story, Bangor played host Thursday to a busload of Canadians who crossed the international border in search of medical care. Fourteen patients traveled down from St. John, New Brunswick to purchase medications not available in Canada as well as to keep medical appointments they say would take months to schedule in their home country. The Canadians ranged in age from 29 to 85 and suffered from high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, infections, limb pain and other complaints. A 29-year-old man took the four-hour trip in order just to get a...