DJ AM

DRUG IMPORTATION: BAD FOR OUR HEALTH

The U.S. Senate is once again considering drug importation. The amendment proposed by Sen. Byron Dorgan, Democrat of North Dakota, won't save money and will hurt patients. His remarks describe prescription drugs as commodities that should be easily and cheaply available without regard to their appropriate use. He could not be more wrong.

America has a number of serious drug problems, including a rise in prescription drug abuse. The drug-related deaths of Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith and Adam Goldstein (known as DJ AM) made headlines. Less publicized was the news that three times as many Floridians died from prescription drugs last year than from all illicit drugs...

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