Lott Changes Position on Prescription Drugs

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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.