Sunday, February 27, 2005

House passes bill to license Canadian pharmacies

From the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
In an effort to make it easier for people to buy cheaper prescription drugs in Canada, the state House passed a bill Friday directing the state Health Department to license Canadian pharmacies.

Canadian price controls and favorable exchange rate enable U.S. consumers to buy some medications there for half-price or less.

Rep. Sherry Appleton, who sponsored the bill, said the monthly drug bill for her 88-year-old mother, a cancer survivor, dropped from $836 to $300 when she started buying medications over the Internet from a Canadian pharmacy. more...

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