Monday, September 15, 2003

From Crain's Chicago Business:
Guv looks to Canada for cheap Rx
Facing skyrocketing health care costs, Gov. Rod Blagojevich is considering letting 230,000 state employees and retirees buy prescription drugs in Canada and receive reimbursement from state health plans.

“The skyrocketing cost of prescription medications is a huge burden for consumers and for taxpayers who help pay for state employees’ health costs,” the governor said in a statement. “Anything we can do that safely and effectively reduces those costs is definitely worth looking into.”

From the Lansing (MI) State Journal:
Canadian drug store to open in Lansing
American Drug Club, a Canadian company that's run afoul of U.S. drug officials, plans to open a Lansing outlet today.

The store at 1456 E. Michigan Ave. will be blocks from Sparrow Hospital and potentially could draw customers from 30 miles away.

American Drug Club opens outlet in Lansing
A Canadian company opened a store in Lansing on Monday to provide Canadian prescription drug service.

The American Drug Club outlets are touted as low-cost prescription assistance centers. Staff members provide price information to customers and help them order drugs from the Canadian pharmacies.

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