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Rx Express Success

by Jerry Flanagan, (310) 392-0522 ext. 319

The Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights organized two chartered train trips -- dubbed the Rx Express -- to take seniors and other patients from throughout the West and East Coast to Canada to purchase lower cost prescription drugs. �Rx Express riders saved and average of 60% off the prescription drug prices they pay in the U.S. for an average annualized savings of $2000 each. Canada, like England, Ireland and other countries negotiates bulk discounts on behalf of all residents.

We invited members of the news media to ride the Rx Express to document the need for a U.S. bulk-purchasing program. �In total, the Rx Express train trips generated more than 300 television appearances with a Nielsen audience of 65 million, 60 newspaper articles and 100 radio interviews.

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