House Drops Canadian Perscription Drug Line

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The Vermont House has voted to scrap a seven-year-old program to help people buy cheap prescription drugs from Canada, after a member pointed out its website had gone dormant and its phone number redirects to a sex line.

The Times Argus of Montpelier-Barre says Republican Representative Oliver Olsen of Jamaica, offered an amendment on a health insurance reform bill to delete lawmakers’ endorsement in 2005 of a website called

That site now contains a series of ads, including one saying its domain name is for sale.

The newspaper says the phone number the program used is now answered by someone urging people to call another toll-free number, which turns out to be a sex line.

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