Senate Rivals Both Back Import of Prescription Drugs

By: Chicago - AP
By: Chicago - AP

They both support legalization of pharmaceutical drug imports to spare American consumers having to pay high U.S. prices.

The Senate candidates both held news conferences in Chicago Tuesday. Importing drugs into the United States is illegal, although consumers often do it.

The Food and Drug Administration and the industry oppose the practice, saying safety is a concern. Supporters say the industry wants prices at high levels.

On another issue, Keyes, who is from Maryland, told reporters he's found living quarters in Illinois. He'll temporarily live in the upstairs unit of a two-flat building in the Chicago suburb of Calumet City.


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