Monday, November 29, 2004

From the Peoria (IL) Journal Star:
Drug plan slow to catch on
Nearly two months after the introduction of the I-SaveRx prescription drug program, the plan that Gov. Rod Blagojevich likened to a "prairie fire" is barely smoldering. Nearly 1,100 people - out of an estimated 5 million uninsured residents in participating states Illinois, Wisconsin and Missouri - have completed enrollment forms and ordered prescription drugs from the program's wholesalers and pharmacies in Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Central Illinois senior citizen advocates point to poor timing and natural caution as reasons for poor sign-up to the program that allows importation of prescription drugs despite federal regulations against the practice.

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