Recently, the U.S. Senate amended the $43 billion Department of Homeland Securities Bill to allow Americans to purchase prescription drugs from Canadian internet pharmacies. However, many feel that the amendment will be stripped from the Bill before it becomes law because it is not germane to the purpose of the legislation and that the cost savings to American citizens under the $43 billion Bill will make importation of prescription drugs unnecessary. Nevertheless, the amendment has once again opened up the debate as to whether Americans can purchase pharmaceutical products from Canadian internet pharmacies.