Lott Changes Position on Prescription Drugs

By: Tyler Helms
By: Tyler Helms

U.S. Senator Trent Lott has changed his position on the importation of cheaper prescription drugs from other countries.

Lott once opposed the idea, but now says times have changed and it’s a matter of rights.

"People have the right to get goods and services at the cheapest available prices. I hope we can find a way to bring these cheaper prescription drugs to our pharmacies, so yes I have changed my position," said Lott.

He has also co-sponsored a bill that would provide a way for Americans to receive these drugs.

Lott’s original was concerned that imported prescription drugs would be of a lesser quality and not safe for consumption. He said he has asked American pharmaceutical companies to finds ways to reduce prices and they have done nothing.

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