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June 25, 2002

Propaganda RX Bus Trip from Canada

Check out this story abut a bus trip bringing Canadians to Maine for treatment, a not coincidental mirror to bus trips organized to Canada to highlight cheaper drug prices.
..But note the name of the main organizer, Durhane Wong-Rieger of the Consumer Advocare Network. A bit of quick web research reveals unsurprisingly that the whole thing is a pharmaceutical industry-associated stunt. Wong-Rieger is a Conservative politician and her organization is part of the Pharmaceutical Advertising Advisory Board.(Note PDF and excuse the French- darn bilingual Canadians.) No doubt the private donations come from the pharmaceutical industry.

Posted by Nathan at June 25, 2002 08:33 AM

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