Friday, March 13, 2009

Senate Bill May Allow Overseas Prescription Imports

According to, Senators Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Olympia Snow (R-ME), John McCain (R-AZ), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) introduced a bill on Mar. 4, 2009, that would allow pharmacists and wholesalers to import prescription drugs from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Switzerland, and the European Union. The bill’s cosponsors claim that Americans pay as much as 5 times more to fill their prescriptions than consumers in other countries and that “promoting competitive market pricing would both contribute to healthcare savings and allow greater access to therapy.” What do you think of the new bill proposed? We'd like to hear your thoughts.

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