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Prescription Drugs / Imports / Illinois / Dentzer Interview #744575

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 22, 2003
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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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