Wednesday, January 05, 2005

From the Boston Globe:
Springfield worries about possible crackdown on Canadian drug sales
Threats by Canadian officials to clamp down on prescription drug sales to Americans has officials in this cash-strapped city worried that health care costs could jump millions of dollars.

Springfield has saved about $4 million since it became the first U.S. city to buy cheaper prescription drugs for its employees and retirees from Canada in July 2003.

With the city facing an estimated $24 million budget deficit and its finances under the control of a state-appointed board, absorbing the increased costs for prescription drugs could be devastating.

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