Friday, February 18, 2005

Bill would allow imports of cheaper prescriptions

From the Houston Chronicle:
Marilynn Claypool takes 20 prescription drugs a day for her diabetes, acid reflux and a heart condition, costing her between $500 and $700 each month. She doesn't have insurance and has little income, most of which goes to cover her drug costs.

"If you have to afford those, then you do without your food, you do without whatever you need to, just to be able to live," said Claypool, 64.

But help could soon be on the way for Claypool and many other Texans. Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, and Rep. Scott Hochberg, D-Houston, announced Wednesday they have filed bills that would allow Texans to order cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. more...

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