NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 09, 1999
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Capitol Hill: Lisa Myers) Seniors paying higher prices for popular prescription medications than others reported. [Retiree Jeanette BRONNER - says all of her money goes to medication.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN - criticizes the practice.] [First Lady Hillary CLINTON - criticizes the Republicans.] [Senator John BREAUX - says other Medicare problems must be solved before adding drug coverage.]
(Los Angeles: Kelly O'Donnell) Senior citizens buying prescriptions in Mexico to beat high United States prices reported. [Chuck Van ALKEN - says buying in Mexico saves money.] [Harold and Norma RICH - say traveling to pick up medicine is worth it.] [Stanford University Dr. Phillip LEE - says Mexican-bought medications may be less effective than American-bought ones.]