Tuesday, May 11, 2004

From the Lansing (Mich.) Business Journal:
Stabenow touts drug import bill
With her metal cane resting on her lap, Rose Wilson sits back and listens to a talk about legislation that promises to make her medication regimen easier and cheaper.

The 80-year-old Howell woman, who is recovering from knee replacement surgery, spends about $160 a month on Fosamax, Vicodin, Lasix and other drugs.

To pay that amount, she packs into a bus with dozens of other seniors and makes an eight-hour round trip to Canada. She could buy the drugs in Michigan, but she'd pay about 40 percent more.

From WISC-TV (WI):
Tommy Thompson Clarifies Position On Canadian Drugs
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson says he's not taking a stand on drugs from Canada.

Thompson told News 3 that he is not endorsing importing drugs from Canada. In an exclusive interview with a News 3 crew in Washington, D.C., May 5, Thompson said contrary to other reports, he will not urge the president to sign a bill allowing less expensive drugs from Canada into the United States.

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