Canada Drugs Officials in Springfield, Mass., are going to buy prescription drugs from Canada for some city workers and retirees. Host Bob Edwards explains the move could save the city up to $4 million depending on how many people sign up for the voluntary plan. The cost of prescription drugs is drastically cheaper in Canada because of government controls and a favorable monetary exchange rate.
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Officials in Springfield, Mass., are going to buy prescription drugs from Canada for some city workers and retirees. Host Bob Edwards explains the move could save the city up to $4 million depending on how many people sign up for the voluntary plan. The cost of prescription drugs is drastically cheaper in Canada because of government controls and a favorable monetary exchange rate.