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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 314

 

January Session, 2005

 

LCO No. 1211

   

Referred to Committee on Public Health

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. MEYER, 12th Dist.

 

AN ACT FACILITATING THE PURCHASE OF CANADIAN PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to require the Department of Public Health to (1) negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for the purchase of prescription drugs at volume discount rates, (2) facilitate the purchase by Connecticut residents of prescription drugs from Canada at such discounted rates, and (3) establish quality control guidelines for such purchasing.

Statement of Purpose:

To reduce the cost of prescription drugs to Connecticut citizens.