Monday, April 19, 2004

Drug reimportation has healthy backing in Congress
Call it a senior citizens' revolt. Call it the will of the people. Call it fortuitous timing.

What seemed almost unthinkable a year ago -- congressional approval of legislation to allow Americans to buy prescription drugs in Canada -- may just happen.

When Congress returns this week from its spring recess, one of the issues near the top of its agenda will be the importation and reimportation of drugs from Canada and other countries.

From the Patriot Ledger (Mass.):
Marshfield company to offer Canadian drugs: Towns and their employees would save with program
A South Shore company will offer New England cities and towns a program for providing Canadian prescription drugs to their employees.

The program could save $1.2 million for a group like the Plymouth County Claims Trust, which insures 10,600 employees in 22 towns and several regional school districts, according to Peter Cook, principal of Cook & Co., a general insurance firm in Marshfield that manages self-insurance plans for municipalities.

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