News for North Texas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Prescription Drug Price Reduction Efforts

NPR's Julie Rovner reports on Congressional efforts to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. An amendment to the annual spending bill for the Department of Agriculture would allow pharmacists and wholesalers to import U.S.-approved drugs from Canada and Mexico, where costs for those drugs are lower. But the drug industry says this could allow unsafe or contaminated drugs into the market.

Copyright 2000 NPR