"We'll tell the pharmaceutical companies 'thanks, but no, thanks' for the overpriced drugs -- drugs that cost twice as much here as they do in Europe and Canada and Mexico. We'll let Medicare negotiate for lower prices. We'll stop drug companies from blocking generic drugs that are just as effective and far less expensive. We'll allow the safe reimportation of low-cost drugs from countries like Canada."
Obama campaign speech, October 4, 2008 [skip to 23.00]:
Democrats Lead in Killing Canadian Drug Import Bill
Update: Click here to see the 30 Democrats who voted against the drug importation amendment, they include John Kerry, Chris Dodd and Harry Reid. The Dems voted against drug importation in order to protect Obama's deal with Big PHARMA.
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