Here's one of those success stories you love to hear. A little Canadian company decides to sell prescription drugs over the Internet significantly cheaper than Americans are used to paying. 2 years later they have 170 employees. Here's an example of the savings: 2 months of Novaldex for $220 in the U.S. costs just $42.78 (that's a different pharmacy than RxNorth but their savings are very similar; I just didn't have the right example to use RxNorth). Given the obvious issues with health care and insurance in the states anything that makes things cheaper is a rich and forthy goodness. Kudos to RxNorth, well done!
[Facts from the Wall Street Journal but written by me]