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City Going to Canada to Save Money on Prescriptions

City Going to Canada to Save Money on Prescriptions

Posted - Jul. 30, 2003 at 4:10 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- The city of Springfield, Massachusetts is turning to Canada to save money on prescription drugs.

Drugs purchased in the US can be bought for 20 to 80 percent less in Canada. So, that's where the city of Springfield is now buying medicine for its municipal workers and retirees.

The federal government strongly discourages cities from buying drugs from Canada. But the city decided to go across the border when insurance officials determined that city workers have the right to change prescription vendors.

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