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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Chicago: Jeff Flock) The consideration by the state of Illinois of a program for importing prescription drugs from Canada to save money for state employees examined. [State employee Carol GLOVER, Governor Rod BLAGOJEVICH - back drug imports.] [FDA Peter PITTS- opposes the Illinois plan; states importing foreign drugs is illegal.] Statement from the Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America quoted. [Representative Rahm EMANUEL- says it's about money.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Newshour"'s health correspondent Susan Dentzer. [From Washington, DENTZER - outlines the conditions under which re-imported drugs would be safe, the problems if the demand exceeded supply from Canada & what would happen if all states were allowed to bring in Canadian drugs; states the alternative is for the global drug industry to revisit its pricing structure.]
- Brown, Aaron;
- Flock, Jeff
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