Monday, August 04, 2003

Prescription Drug Coverage Key Issue In Congress
House and Senate negotiators expect long and difficult negotiations over a final version of the bill because major differences need to be resolved.

From the Billings (MT) Gazette:
Mass. lawmakers propose informing consumers of drug prices in Canada
A group of Massachusetts lawmakers have proposed publicizing the prices of prescription drugs in Canada to help consumers find the best deals.

Under proposed legislation, residents would be able to contact a state office to find out how and where they can save the most money on medications in Canada.

"The state could and should be the information broker," said state Democratic Sen. Jarrett Barrios, vice chairman of the Senate Health Care Committee. "We'd provide as much information as people need, and let them make the best cost decision as well as the safest decisions."

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