The United Nations and other organizations said Tuesday they will use their resources to help people in poor countries get AIDS drugs through agreements with generic drug manufacturers.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich announced Monday he would ask the federal government for a waiver granting his state permission to purchase prescription drugs from Canada.
Boston and New Hampshire announced Tuesday they will begin buying prescription drugs from Canada even though it is illegal. They will join the city of Springfield, Mass., which now has the only government program to import cheaper drugs from Canada.
Canada introduced legislation Thursday designed to allow companies to sell low-cost versions of expensive AIDS drugs to poor nations.
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said that he would push for federal legislation that allows states to buy cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and called on the Food and Drug Administration to back states that are moving toward reimporting drugs.
President Clinton today proposed requiring Internet sites to obtain federal approval for selling prescription drugs or face severe fines.
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