Sunday, May 29, 2005

Drug bill sent to governor

From the Fort Worth (Tex.) Star Telegraph:
A bill that would set up a state-run Web site to help Texans buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada is headed to Gov. Rick Perry's desk.

The Senate approved the bill on an unanimous recorded vote Sunday. The bill would allow the Texas State Board of Pharmacy to create a Web site listing approved Canadian prescription drug distributors.

The pharmacy board would be required to inspect up to 10 Canadian pharmacies and make sure they meet U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Texas and Canada standards as well as safe-shipping codes. Information about the pharmacies and how to order prescription drugs would be listed on the board's Web site. ...more

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