In Canada, the price of a miracle-fruit canister has soared from $8.95 to $17.75, and the price is on the rise everywhere in the country.
This month, a $5,000-a-year package was offered to people who were eligible to apply for a subsidized prescription drug benefit.
The $5-million package will cost you a whopping $17,750, a 25 per cent increase from last year, when the government began distributing the new medicine at $8 a dose.
“This is an important time in our society,” said Marie-Claire Gagnon, president of the Canadian Medical Association.
“It’s a real wake-up call to the public that we are not doing enough to protect them from preventable disease.”
“We’re not going to do enough to make sure people have access to these medicines,” she said.
“We need to do a better job of educating the public on how to get their medicines.”
In Alberta, the prices of miracle-fruits have shot up from $3.75 a canister to $4.75 in the last two weeks.
And in British Columbia, where the government has also rolled out the medicine, the government is now asking Canadians to buy up to two dozen miracle-Fruit packets a year.
The government said it would also provide free, tamper-resistant medical equipment to the province’s 1.6 million residents who rely on the government for free medication.
It said it also plans to help people who cannot afford prescription drugs obtain them at no cost.
The Canadian Cancer Society said it has noticed a huge increase in prescriptions filled for miracle-food supplements, as the cost of the medicine has skyrocketed.
“I have to wonder if we’re going to be seeing the same kind of increase,” said Lori Kowalski, the organization’s director of public affairs.
Miracle-food makers, including the miracle-grapes company Amylin and the miracle fruit company, The Miracle Grocers, have been quick to defend the prices they charge. “
We’ve seen a dramatic rise in the number of people being prescribed these medicines.”
Miracle-food makers, including the miracle-grapes company Amylin and the miracle fruit company, The Miracle Grocers, have been quick to defend the prices they charge.
The Miracle Fruit Co. said its price of $8 is a fair price to the patient, saying the cost per dose varies based on the size and variety of the fruits.
The company says it has a robust supply of the medicines, and is able to provide a much better quality product than other manufacturers.
It says it is the first company to provide miracle-flavoured fruits in the U.S. The product is only available in Canada and a number of other countries.
Miracle-fruit manufacturers are trying to fight back against rising prices.
“There are a lot of people who are buying miracle-diet supplements, and those supplements are priced much higher than other kinds of supplements,” said Michael Smith, president and CEO of Miracle Grocer, which has a presence in all 50 states.
“The government is trying to put a stop to this and to keep it from going too high.”
But Smith said his company does not recommend people go for a miracle food supplement, even though it is free and they can get it at pharmacies and grocery stores.
“If people are asking for miracle foods, I would suggest it to them to get a supplement,” Smith said.
The ministry says it will continue to sell miracle-natives, but it says it plans to restrict the sale of them to those who cannot pay for their medicine.
The province says people who do not qualify for the subsidized prescription benefit are allowed to buy a free dose of miracle fruit for themselves and their family members.
It also says it won’t ban miracle-pips from pharmacies, although it says that’s something that could happen if there is an outbreak.
In Manitoba, the province has made it more difficult to get free medicine for cancer patients by restricting access to a new $3-a.month package for people who qualify for an income-tested prescription benefit.
And this month, the Manitoba government launched a new website to help patients who have difficulty finding or applying for free medications.
In Ontario, Premier Dalton McGuinty is also seeking to crack down on what he calls the “medicine black market” in order to save money.
Last week, the Premier announced that anyone who wants to buy $500 worth of a generic medicine must apply for one at a drugstore or online.
The package will include two bottles of generic medicine and an injection for free, which will be administered by a doctor at the doctor’s office.
The medication will cost $50 and will be covered by the government’s health insurance program.
But there are questions about whether patients can be reimbursed for the drugs by insurance companies that don’t offer a prescription benefit, and who