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WASHINGTON - The Senate rejected a plan Tuesday to allow Americans to import low-cost prescriptions from abroad, handing drug makers a victory that may help secure passage of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The vote on the amendment by Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., was 51-48 in favor, but 60 votes were needed to prevail under a special rule. Obama had supported the measure as a senator, but his administration echoed safety concerns raised by the pharmaceutical industry
I'm having a hard time finding anything worthy about this "health" bill in any way. As far as I can tell it's just a money mover from us the public, to the insurance companies and of course the government.
I don't know anyone in my daily life who supports it,
approved drugs from Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan — placing them within reach of average consumers.
They showed a chart for NEXIUM, which stated that the drug costs over $400 for a consumer in the US, but only $30 or so, in many other countries. No other country on the chart was even over $90 for NEXIUM
Hard to believe the US can't trust the import of medication from the countries above. If I was from one of those countries, I would see it as a slap in the face.
Dang, you would have thought they turned it down because the drugs would be from 3rd world countries