Tuesday, September 23, 2003

From the Washington Post:
Iowa Plans to Procure Drugs From Canada
Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack said he intends to seek lower-priced medicines from Canada for state employees, a move that puts added pressure on Congress and the Food and Drug Administration to find a way to control the soaring cost of prescription drugs in this country.

Vilsack, a Democrat, became the second governor in 10 days to join a growing contingent of advocacy groups, for-profit businesses and one city in looking across the border for cheaper drugs.

"People do not understand how they can purchase something in Canada for far less than it costs here in the United States," Vilsack said in an interview.

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