Sunday, February 12, 2006

House OKs bill urging importation of medicine

From the Louisville (KY) Courier Journal:
Eleanor Johnson, 79, says she would like to have the chance to buy cheaper medications imported from other countries.

The Kentucky House passed a bill yesterday that could pave the way for that to happen.

House Bill 163, which would require the governor and state health officials to ask the federal government to allow the importation of drugs "from licensed foreign pharmacies, distributors and wholesalers by licensed pharmacies, distributors, and wholesalers," was approved 58 to 35 after a lively 45-minute debate. ...more

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