Group Plans To Re-introduce Drug Bill

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politics over drugsA bipartisan congressional group plans to re-introduce a bill that would allow U.S. residents to import drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Senators Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, and Representatives Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., and Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo., say passage of the Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act would cut the cost of prescription drugs.

"It is unbelievable that Americans are forced to pay the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs," Dorgan said. "It's time we took some action to put downward pressure on these prescription drug prices, and I think we have a bipartisan group that is going to stand up and move this issue forward."

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