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  • Pharmacists across the border draw U.S. citizens looking to buy cheaper prescription drugs in Nogales, Mexico. Savings between drugs sold in Mexico and the equivalent sold in the U.S. can be significant. Photo by Norma Jean Gargasz/Getty Images
    February 18, 2014   BY Lorne Matalon, Fronteras 

    In borderland Texas, a widespread lack of health insurance is linked to poverty and high rates of diseases such as diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. Cheaper prescription drugs to treat these conditions are available across the border in Mexico. But physicians and law enforcement are tracking a relatively new trend — the smuggling of medicine in bulk from Mexico to U.S. patients who no longer feel safe shopping for them in Mexico. Continue reading