Thursday, December 09, 2004

From the Portland (ME) Press Herald:
Importing saves city, workers in drug costs
The controversial practice of ordering prescription drugs from Canada has saved the city of Portland and its employees $42,000 so far this year - even with participation at less than 5 percent.

Savings through the Portland Meds program are on track to top $100,000 by June 30, the end of the fiscal year, city officials say. That's tiny in a health care budget of more than $10 million, but officials say any savings are significant to taxpayers and stand to grow if participation in the program increases.

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