Saturday, September 18, 2004

From the Bangor (Maine) Daily News:
Health care symposium addresses Canadian drugs
Solving the prescription drug crisis facing older and uninsured residents of Maine is not as simple as looking to Canada for relief, a group of analysts said at a health care symposium.

But in states like Maine, where a graying population and proximity to Canada make it enticing to cross the border for cheaper drugs, reimporting Canadian drugs has become a hot issue in the presidential election.

Federal officials said bypassing the U.S. system puts people at risk of receiving improper dosages or possibly the wrong drugs altogether.

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