Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Once Again George Voinovich Puts Drug Company Profits Ahead of Ohioans' Pocketbook

Yesterday, the Senate voted 49-40 to adopt an amendment to legislation that prevented consumers from importing cheaper prescription drugs from Canada. You can see how the Senators voted here.

Senator Sherrod Brown voted with consumers and Voinovich didn't. It's really that simple. Oh, sure, George V. is going to say that it was to make sure that consumers are safe because the FDA doesn't regulate or police prescription drugs in foreign countries. Of course, earlier this year he voted against giving the Federal Government the power to negotiate prescription drug prices for Medicare. You can see that vote here.

If Choice "A" is making drug companies happy, and Choice "B" is making consumers happy, line up George V. on the side of the drug companies.

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