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[MARCH 30, 2005]  SPRINGFIELD -- Representatives from the Illinois Department on Aging continue an outreach tour to promote Gov. Rod Blagojevich's new I-SaveRx prescription drug importation program. The outreach effort will target senior citizen centers across the state.

I-SaveRx is the first program in the nation to allow citizens to purchase medications from Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom. Under the plan, participants can buy their medications from a network of 45 approved pharmacies and wholesalers in those countries. Participants will save an average of 25 percent to 50 percent on their prescription drugs by buying their medicine from abroad.

People can access the I-SaveRx clearinghouse through or the toll-free line 1 (866) ISAVE33 [1 (866) 472-8333]. The clearinghouse provides users with lists of available medications, price comparisons and enrollment instructions.

[Illinois Department on Aging news release]

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