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Mass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 07:15 AM
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4. I agree they have been abusing their power.
Edited on Fri Oct-21-11 07:17 AM by Mass
What I find disturbing is that the government (Dems or Republicans alike) are not ready to vote to do something to help people. It is all a gotcha game. This should be a no-brainer, as this is one of the few bills which could genuinely help people, but you see people vote against it who voted for it when Bush was president and vice-versa. And I would guess there is a correlation between the votes and the presence of pharma in the states.

They cannot easily force the US to negotiate prices at a federal level as the rest of the world does. But they could show support for amendments like that. These amendments matter.
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  -Did Kerry give the justification of voting NO on Mass  Oct-20-11 06:02 PM   #0 
  - That roll call is really mixed  karynnj   Oct-20-11 08:39 PM   #1 
  - Negotiations at govt level is what makes the difference.  Mass   Oct-20-11 10:31 PM   #2 
     - My point is why truck the drugs to Canada and re-import them  karynnj   Oct-21-11 06:44 AM   #3 
        - I agree they have been abusing their power.  Mass   Oct-21-11 07:15 AM   #4 
           - The switch of votes dependent on who is President might actually  karynnj   Oct-21-11 07:39 AM   #5 
  - here is the only on the record reason in the Senate record - from Mikulski  karynnj   Oct-21-11 11:12 AM   #6 
  - Her argument about counterfeit drugs actually speaks FOR the amendment  Blaukraut   Oct-21-11 11:16 AM   #7 
     - Interesting - though that was not her position  karynnj   Oct-21-11 11:35 AM   #8 
     - Oh I know her position is that reimport would risk counterfeit  Blaukraut   Oct-21-11 12:05 PM   #9 
     - By the FDA...  YvonneCa   Oct-21-11 02:07 PM   #13 
  - This is puzzling. I was thinking that...  YvonneCa   Oct-21-11 12:37 PM   #10 
     - It would allow reimportation from Canada including through mail order and the internet  karynnj   Oct-21-11 01:15 PM   #11 
        - I think he is just trying to take power away from the FDA. Most...  YvonneCa   Oct-21-11 02:06 PM   #12 
           - What power? There is no state right argument here. The FDA still approves these drugs.  Mass   Oct-21-11 02:35 PM   #14 
              - I think you may have misunderstood...  YvonneCa   Oct-21-11 05:23 PM   #15 
                 - I know you do not oppose that, but you oppose this amendment , and the only  Mass   Oct-21-11 05:39 PM   #16 
                    - Thanks for the response...  YvonneCa   Oct-21-11 06:32 PM   #17 
                       - Here's an article that speaks of some of the possible impacts  karynnj   Oct-21-11 08:18 PM   #18 
                          - Thank you, karynnj! I'll read it...  YvonneCa   Oct-21-11 09:18 PM   #19 

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