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Proposal would allow imported medications

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FARGO - Consumers would be able to buy prescription drugs imported from Canada and Europe at an estimated savings over a decade of $50 billion under legislation introduced Wednesday.

The bipartisan bill, introduced by Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and three co-sponsors, would allow American consumers to benefit from much lower prescription drug costs found elsewhere in the industrialized world.

"It will force a re-pricing of prescription drugs in our country," Dorgan said.

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