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On the Los Angeles Times‘ Booster Shots blog, Jeannine Stein has located the Canadian International Pharmacy Association’s list of the top drugs purchased online by American customers in 2010.
The list swings heavily toward treatments for chronic conditions, with Plavix, Advair and Flomax topping the list. As Stein notes, international and online prescriptions are in dubious legal territory, but it’s right in Wikipedia’s wheelhouse and the site can point you to the relevant laws.
By the way, the Canadian International Pharmacy Association is an association of retail pharmacies that sell pharmaceuticals and maintenance medications in 90-day quantities to Canadian and U.S. citizens. The group might be a good source if you are writing about people in the United States buying drugs in Canada. The organization is certainly tracking news coverage of the topic.