Franken Introduces Legislation To Allow Americans To Buy Meds From Canada

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 7:05 am

On Tuesday, U.S. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) introduced legislation that would help get cheaper prescription drugs for seniors by allowing them to purchase their medications from certified Canadian pharmacies. Sen. Franken wrote the bipartisan bill with Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and introduced the legislation as an amendment to a bill currently being debated on the Senate floor that is expected to pass this week.

Franken said in a press release that “right now, too many seniors in our state are being forced to choose between purchasing groceries or their medication because they simply can’t afford to buy both, and that’s just not right.” Franking stated that the amendment would allow people to safely get the exact same prescription drugs from Canada at a much cheaper price and called the move “commonsense legislation.”

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