Sunday, January 16, 2005

Savings Uncertain In Import Drug Plan

From the Washington Post:
Montgomery County's plans to make Canadian prescription drugs available to employees has hit a snag after an analysis by the school system concluded that the practice wouldn't save as much money as hoped and could be more expensive than domestic sources for drugs.

County officials said they will continue to work on implementing an imported drug benefit for 85,000 employees, retirees and dependents, as approved by the County Council in September. But they acknowledged that shifting economic conditions -- most notably a weakening U.S. dollar -- may diminish the advantages of the plan. more...

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