Sunday, May 08, 2005

Washington state governor to press for drug imports

From Reuters:
Aiming to cut Washington state's health-care costs, Gov. Christine Gregoire will lobby federal officials and lawmakers to allow imports of prescription drugs, her spokeswoman said on Friday.

Gregoire signed a state bill into law on Thursday that would allow retail pharmacies in the state to import prescription drugs from wholesalers in Canada as well as the United Kingdom and Ireland, but for the state law to take effect, the federal government must first lift its ban on pharmaceutical imports. ...more

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