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Bush mulls importing prescription drugs

Cites safety as issue
From Jill Dougherty
CNN
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 Posted: 8:43 PM EDT (0043 GMT)



President Bush signs autographs Wednesday during a rally in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.


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HUDSON, Wisconsin (CNN) -- With political pressure mounting to allow imports of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, President Bush appeared to move closer to supporting the idea Wednesday -- but only if the safety of the drugs could be assured.

Asked about prescription drug imports during a town hall meeting in Wisconsin, Bush said, "I'm looking at this. ... There's a lot of pressure in Congress for importation."

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