Monday, August 23, 2004

From the (Portland) Oregonian:
Plan seeks access to Canadian medicines
Uninsured Oregonians would be able to buy low-cost Canadian drugs under a proposal unveiled Thursday by Gov. Ted Kulongoski.

If approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the program would allow Oregon pharmacies to buy certain drugs from Canadian wholesalers and sell them to Oregonians who lack insurance and would have to pay for them out of their own pockets.

Kulongoski said Thursday that the plan would be administered by the Oregon Board of Pharmacy, which would decide on a list of 50 to 60 drugs that are particularly expensive in this country and can be bought more cheaply in Canada.

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