Wed August 25, 2004
R.I. moves to Import Canadian Drugs
By Martha Bebinger
WRNI – While Congress and the White House debate ways to reduce the cost of prescription drugs, the State of Rhode Island is moving ahead with plans to be the first state in the country to license pharmacies from Canada to import drugs. A new law would make it legal for Rhode Islanders to purchase prescriptions that are 20 to 80 percent cheaper than in the United States. Opposition from the federal government and pharmaceutical manufacturers threatens to derail the law. WRNI's Martha Bebinger reports on the prospects of legally obtaining prescription drugs from Canada in Rhode Island.