Sunday, January 07, 2007

Local Rx import programs find fewer takers

Although rolled out with great fanfare a few years ago, state and local programs allowing residents to purchase prescription drugs from Internet pharmacies based in Canada apparently have not been popular with the public.

In September, a state audit of the Illinois importation program revealed that in 19 months, importation outlet I-SaveRx had served fewer than 4,000 residents yet cost the state nearly $1 million. Auditors found I-SaveRx had reached an even fewer 1,265 people in other states. ...more

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