Lobbyists, Drug Companies File Suit In Maine To Protect Profits; Keep Cost Of Prescription Drugs High (VIDEO)

Maine has a money-saving prescription program for its state workers, and Big Pharma keeps trying to outlaw it.

Maine has a money-saving prescription program for its state workers, and Big Pharma wants to outlaw it. Photo from www.angelreyesblog.com

In 2003 the state of Maine began offering employees covered by state healthcare the option of filling their prescriptions through CanaRx, a licensed Canadian pharmacy. This option saved the state about $3 million dollars in employee healthcare costs and also allowed covered employees to fill prescriptions with no copay. The program, called MaineMeds, was also used by some private employers and the city of Portland, resulting in considerable savings to employers and participants.