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The Washington Post reports that Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) has offered qualified support to state and city governments that plan to buy low-cost prescription drugs from Canada as a way of dealing with enormous budget gaps.

The practice of reimportation, which is illegal and the subject of warnings by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because of safety concerns, is being undertaken by Boston, New Hampshire and Minnesota.

Kennedy said that plans contain sufficient safety protections to win his support. The move reflects a shift in Kennedy's attitude; up to this point, he has supported the FDA's position.
KC's View:
Whether you like Sen. Kennedy or not, the fact is that there is a mounting clamor supporting the practice of drug reimportation. Which needs to be paid attention to.