Sunday, September 28, 2003

From the Iowa City Press Citizen:
Canadian drug study could affect 5,000 UI workers
Importing prescription drugs from Canada could generate substantial savings for area workers if the federal government lifts a ban prohibiting the importation of medications, a local official said Wednesday.

From the Northwest (IL) Herald:
Area officials support state drug proposal
McHenry County officials said they would investigate purchasing Canadian drugs if Gov. Rod Blagojevich succeeds in his push to lift the ban on the practice.

Blagojevich is lobbying the Food and Drug Administration to lift its ban on governments purchasing drugs from Canada.

Private health-care providers are free to reimburse U.S. citizens for buying Canadian drugs, but governments cannot buy the drugs for their facilities or reimburse their employees for such purchases.

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