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The $50.00 Toll Bridge

April 2004

By William Faloon

LE Magazine April 2004

The $50.00 Toll Bridge

1. Singer J. Lonesome highways: Japan’s hefty tolls drive cars away. Wall Street Journal. September 15, 2003.

2. Moffit R, Saving T, Lemieux J. What will Medicare’s future hold for seniors and taxpayers? Heritage Lecture #797; September 24, 2003. Available at: http://www.heritage.org/Research/HealthCare/HL797.cfm. Accessed January 23, 2004.

3. Holtz-Eakin D, Lemieux J. The cost of Medicare: what the future holds. Heritage Lecture #815; December 15, 2003. Available at: http://www.heritage.org/Research/ HealthCare/HL815.cfm. Accessed January 23, 2004.

4. Hubbard W. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, US House of Representatives; June 7, 2001. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/ola/2001/drugimport0607.html. Accessed January 23, 2004.

5. Pugh T. Proof lacking on Canadian drug danger. Miami Herald. November 27, 2003:1A.

6. The fix [transcript]. “Nightline.” ABC tel- evision. November 5, 2003.

7. Sherman M. AP survey: Canadian drug prices at least one-third cheaper than in US. Associated Press. November 5, 2003. Available at: http://www.rgj.com/news/stories/html/2003/11/05/55992.php. Accessed January 23, 2004.

8. Food and Drug Administration. Buying medicine from outside the US is risky business. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/consumerinfo/ buying-outside-US-snake.htm. Accessed January 23, 2004.

9. Holtz-Eakin D. Letter to Rep. William M. Thomas, chairman, Committee on Ways and Means, US House of Representatives. Available at: http://www.cbo.gov/show doc.cfm?index=4808&sequence=0. Accessed January 23, 2004.

10. Connolly C, Deane C. Poll finds backing for drug reimports. Washington Post. October 20, 2003:A12. Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp- dyn?pagename=article&node= &contentId=A50281- 2003Oct19&notFound=true. Accessed January 23, 2004.

11. Poll: should Americans be allowed to import lower-priced prescription drugs from Canada. Available at: http://www.deathclock.com/ view_polls.cfm. Accessed January 23, 2004.

12. Vastag B. Alarm sounded on fake, tainted drugs: some wholesalers are a weak link in a dangerous chain. JAMA. 2003 Aug 27; 290(8):1015-6.

13. Life Extension Foundation. Counterfeit drugs sold in American pharmacies. Available at: http://www.lef.org/maga zine/mag2003/oct2003_awsi_03.htm. Accessed January 23, 2004.

14. Pear R. Drug companies increase spend- ing to lobby Congress and governments. New York Times. June 1, 2003:33.

15. Available at: http://www.citizenshealth.org/ amta.htm. Accessed January 23, 2004.

16. The other drug war. “Frontline.” PBS tel- evision. June 19, 2003. Available at: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/ frontline/shows/other/etc/synopsis.html. Accessed January 23, 2004.

17. Available at: http://www.garynull.com/Article.aspx?Article=/documents/iatrogenic/deathbymedicine/deathbymedicine1.htm. Accessed January 30, 2004.