Monday, September 06, 2004

From the Tri-City (Wash.) Herald:
Rx Express
It wasn't a Magic Bus, a Yellow Submarine, San Francisco or the 1960s. The bus sign said Genie Tours, but it ought to have read, "Rx Express."

Eleven adults, most of them senior citizens, all eager to get their hands on prescription drugs at bargain prices, made a recent run for the border. A 16-hour round-trip from Richland to Canada, dinner stop included.

"We were looking forward to it," said Roy Mayer, 77, shortly after the red bus pulled out of the Federal Building parking lot in Richland at 7:30 a.m.

Mayer, who retired as a judge from Great Falls, Mont., and now lives in Kennewick with his wife, Ellie, hoped to save big on her $6,000 annual medication costs.

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