Friday, March 25, 2005

Mesabi Daily News

From the Mesabi Daily News (Minn.):
With prescription drug prices on the rise, some area lawmakers support a new plan to allow Minnesotans to order low-cost drugs from the United Kingdom. However, others have concerns about safety and claim that the state should be looking into lowering costs here rather than taking business overseas.

Last week, the Department of Human Services released a report encouraging the state to implement an importation system with two U.K. pharmacies. Under the plan, Minnesotans would be able to access the drugs through the Minnesota Rx Connect program, which currently allows individuals to purchase name-brand, low-price drugs from Canada through a state-run Web site. Minnesota was the first state to run such a Web site, and would also be the first to allow the importation of drugs from Europe. ...more

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