Monday, March 15, 2004

From CBS New York:
Prescriptions And Profit: A 60 Minutes Special Report
It may come as no surprise that the pharmaceutical industry is the most profitable business in the country. Americans pay far more for their prescription drugs than citizens of any place on Earth.

It will also come as no surprise that as a political issue, the high price of drugs has united both Republicans and Democrats. More than a million Americans now buy their medications in Canada.

And it's no longer just older people taking buses across the border. Mayors and governors from Minnesota to Alabama are helping Americans get Canadian drugs by mail.

(Editor's note: This appears to be a complete transcript of the lead story broadcast on Sunday's episode of 60 Minutes.)

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