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Maine Becomes First State to Allow Prescription Drug Imports

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Starting today, Maine residents can directly purchase prescription drugs from foreign pharmacies. The law aims to cut prescription drug costs for employers and residents. In Portland, several companies on the Canadian border have already set up drug plans with foreign pharmacies, saving $3.2 million on employee drugs between 2004 and 2012. Drug manufacturers have opposed on the grounds of patient safety and the lack of FDA oversight.



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