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Supreme Court / Maine RX Plan #728824

CBS Evening News for Monday, May 19, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Chicago: Cynthia Bowers) The Supreme Court decision allowing Maine to try a prescription drug plan forcing major drug companies to reduce prices for the poor & uninsured featured; details given about pressure from states for prescription drug reform; price increases cited for the popular drugs Prilosec† & Pravachol†; map shown of supporting states. [Maine resident Viola QUIRION†- says today is a great day.] [Former Maine Senate majority leader Chellie PINGREE†- says it sends a huge signal to big pharmaceutical manufacturers.] [Illinois Governor Rod BLAGOJEVICH†- says the genie is out of the bottle.]

Reporter(s):
Rather, Dan;
Bowers, Cynthia
Duration:
00:02:40

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