Saturday, December 04, 2004

From the (Easton, Penn.) Express Times:
Council president wants Canadian drugs
City Council President J. Michael Schweder proposes the city buy its prescription drugs from Canada, which he says will lower the city's growing health care costs.

Schweder said he models his plan after several U.S. cities that work with Canadian re-importation companies. He also proposes the city offer the service to senior citizens who reside in Bethlehem.

Mayor John Callahan's 2005 budget proposal includes a $900,000 increase in total medical costs, from $4.5 million this year to $5.4 million next year.

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