Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Rhode Island tackles prescription drug issue

From the Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle:
With a growing number of senior citizens being forced to choose between paying the high cost of prescription drugs or heating their home, Rhode Island state Rep. Fausto Anguilla said he couldn't wait any longer for the federal government to step in.

The Bristol Democrat filed legislation that empowers the state Board of Pharmacy to license Canadian pharmacies so residents can safely purchase drugs sold over the border for a fraction of the cost. The controversial measure, which some say violates federal regulations banning the importation of drugs from Canada, went nowhere two years ago. ...more

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