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Schweitzer cooking up new plan for cheap drugs

MATT GOURAS,Associated Press Writer

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Gov. Brian Schweitzer, cooking up a new plan to get cheaper prescription drugs for state residents, said he wants to let every Montanan get discounted medicine through Medicaid.

It's the latest idea from Schweitzer to either import cheaper name-brand prescriptions or to otherwise bypass what he sees as exorbitant prices charged by "drug cartels." Previous plans have been shot down by the federal government as either illegal or impracticable.

Schweitzer, who has been critical of the...



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