Bush plans veto on imported drugs
We here at Pam’s HB got worried when Russ posted Bush already vetoed the Hate Crimes Bill, and we forgive him. but he was right that Bush is warming up his “VETO” pen.
Those of us that require prescription drugs know we pay way too much, as the profits go to Pam’s senator Barr.
I will explain one prescription that I need, “Premarin Vaginal Cream”. In the States I pay $89.95 with insurance, w/o cost would be $109.95 for 1 1/2 oz. (42 grams). and that lasts 6 weeks. My last trip to Thailand, I was able to walk into the pharmacy, and ask for “Premarin Vaginal Cream” (42 grams) I paid 1005 Baht, or $25.00 us
Now that you see the difference and wonder why?
WASHINGTON — A bid to allow lower-priced drugs to be imported from Canada and elsewhere survived a challenge in the Senate on Thursday, making approval likely despite the Bush administration’s opposition.
The Senate, on a 63-28 vote, effectively endorsed the measure as an amendment to legislation related to the Food and Drug Administration. Damn near enough to override a Bushie veto.
White House spokesman Tony Fratto said the amendment sponsored by Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., would satisfy the administration’s concerns about the safety of imported drugs. “It would diminish, if not eliminate, the need for the president’s advisers to recommend a veto,” Fratto said.
full article; http://seattlepi.nws…
lets all hope this makes it past the Bushie with fired up ink pen.