Saturday, February 19, 2005

Demos say bulk buying & Canadians can help lower drug costs

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
House Democrats, hoping to give Washington consumers cheaper prescription drugs, on Friday voted to allow businesses, unions, local governments and average citizens to join the state's bulk-purchasing program.

They also passed a bill aimed at easing access to lower-cost drugs from Canada.

Republicans railed against both proposals. The Democratic plans send out false hope that galloping drug costs will be curtailed, and could actually prompt Ottawa to shut down the informal pipeline that Washington residents already use to get cheaper Canadian drugs, they said. more...

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