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Poll: Seniors favor drug imports

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 Posted: 10:07 AM EDT (1407 GMT)


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Older and disabled Americans strongly support proposals to permit prescription drug imports and to allow the government to negotiate prices of medicines, said a poll released Tuesday.

Both ideas, also backed by the Kerry presidential campaign, would give Americans access to cheaper prescription drugs, said most of those polled, all Medicare recipients. Four-fifths of those questioned in the Kaiser Family Foundation poll said they support both proposals, dismissing misgivings about the safety of imported drugs.

Article from CNN: Health