Once again, a bipartisan group of senators is attempting to give American consumers and pharmacies the right to import lower-cost prescription drugs from abroad, with a new focus on safety issues, which derailed similar legislation in the past.
Introduced by Sens. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), the new bill is cosponsored by leading senators on both sides of the aisle, including John McCain (R-Ariz.), Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio). AARP announced its support for the bill yesterday.