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Congresswoman Emerson Supports Bi-Partisan Plan to Legalize Drug Imports

APRIL 22, 2004 - Posted at 7:40 a.m. CDT

 

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson supports a bi-partisan effort to legalize prescription drug imports from Canada, and eventually 20 other countries.

Prices of many brand-name drugs in Canada are lower by a third or more, but the White House and Republican leaders in Congress have opposed importing them out of safety concerns.

Supporters of new legislation in the U.S. Senate say it would require the Food & Drug Administration to inspect U.S. importers and foreign exporters.

House backers of the effort, including the Republican Emerson, call the Senate bill a major victory.  Emerson says momentum has been building for years in favor of a certified, safe drug import policy.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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