It seems that Maine has been able to pass legislation which allows its residents to purchase Rx’s for less…
“Maine passed a state law establishing a program called Maine Rx that lowers
prescription drug prices for residents lacking prescription drug coverage.
Maine Rx requires drug manufacturers to sell medications to
Maine residents who lack prescription drug insurance at the same
deeply discounted price at which they sell drugs to Maine’s Medicaid
recipients. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of
America (PhRMA), the pharmaceutical manufacturers’ trade group,
sued Maine, stating that Maine Rx would illegally interfere with
interstate commerce. Ultimately, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of
Maine. Other states are expected to develop similar programs.
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While this is good news for some in Maine, it is not by far a reasonable solution to the States drug debt woes.
The fact we are going to let taxpayers fund the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and there excessively high prices along with there stead fast stance against citizens growing there own medicine for much less is a sure sign that more debt will occur. We are just digging our own grave deeper and deeper with these strange and greedy policies. Its too bad the Bush Administration doesn’t care enough about its citizens to do the same for them…What do you want to bet every politician in Wash DC has stocks in Pharmaceutical companies??