Thursday, January 27, 2005

Drug reimportation from Canada draws opposition

From the Billings (MT) Gazette:
Montanans need cheaper prescription medications, but putting consumers and local pharmacies at risk by authorizing drug imports from Canada is not the answer, pharmacists and retail groups told a House committee Thursday.

The state would oversee such sales under House Bill 364, sponsored by Rep. Rick Maedje, R-Fortine, which proposes setting up a Web site to help residents buy cheaper drugs from Canadian pharmacies. State pharmacies would also be allowed to buy medications in bulk under the bill. more...

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