Wednesday, August 25, 2004

From the Portland (OR) Business Journal:
Prescription drug train stops in Portland
The Rx Express, a chartered train taking 20 seniors and other patients to Canada to buy lower cost prescription drugs, planned a stop in Portland Tuesday to pick up passengers and to draw attention to the potential savings of bulk drug purchases.

The train, which will reach Vancouver, British Columbia, on Aug. 25, is picking up passengers in Portland at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Prescription drugs are available in Canada, England and Ireland at 30 percent to 60 percent less than in the United States because those countries control drug prices and negotiate rates on behalf of all patients -- a move that drug companies have blocked in the United States, according to the Foundation For Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, a nonprofit consumer advocacy organization based in Santa Monica, Calif., and the sponsor of the Rx Express.

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