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Cuomo: NY Should Investigate Importing Drugs From Canada

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to create a commission to investigate the potential benefits of importing prescription drugs from Canada.

The drug-importation panel is part of a three-part prescription drug plan Cuomo announced Wednesday. The plan also includes a proposal to cap insulin co-payments at $100 a month for people who are insured. And Cuomo wants to let the state Department of Financial Services investigate spikes in prescription drug prices.  The Democratic governor has been rolling out pieces of his 2020 state of the state address each day leading up to the end of the year.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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