Saturday, November 20, 2004

From the Providence (RI) Journal:
Town eyes offering drugs from Canada for workers
In anticipation of contract negotiations with three labor unions in which health care will a key issue, town officials have been studying the option of buying prescription drugs from Canada for municipal employees.

Town Manager Wolfgang Bauer said several Massachusetts communities are saving money that way, although he acknowledged that safety concerns and a shifting regulatory landscape may pose obstacles.

West Warwick spends more than $500,000 per year on employees' prescription drugs, Bauer said. Drugs often sell for substantially less in Canada because of government price controls.

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