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Obama Plan Buckles Under Pharma Lobby; Plan to Import Low-Cost Medicines Derails
Date:12/23/2009

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On Dec. 15, the Obama Administration rejected a plan to allow the wholesale reimportation of cheaper prescriptions drugs from abroad, despite projected intentions to take on the drug industry and secure cheaper prescription for Americans.

"Americans are still paying up to 70 percent more for drugs than people in Canada, Australia, the UK, New Zealand and India," said Gary Ryan, general manager of Betterthanmedicare.com (http://www.betterthanmedicare.com), a Canadian-based alternative to Medicare - and high drug prices in general. "While the Obama Administration struck down the possibility that cheaper prescription meds can be brought into the U.S. on a wholesale basis, the good news is that there is no change for Betterthanmedicare.com customers, who can still order from us directly."

Betterthanmedicare.com offers discounts of up to 70 percent off many top brands by leveraging the power of its relationships with leading pharmaceutical suppliers. These discounts are passed directly to consumers, enabling them to save thousands of dollars annually. In fact, these savings are available to everyone, not just patients over 65 or on Medicare. There are no restrictions on who qualifies to enroll in Betterthanmedicare.com. It's all-inclusive, with no gimmicks or coverage gaps.

"The drug companies - who donate millions to political parties every year - may be the winners of the American prescription drug debate," said Ryan. According to published reports in the Houston Chronicle, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget office estimated that the rejected plan would have saved the federal government $19 billion over the coming decade - and American cons
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