Regional
9:01 am
Mon July 28, 2003

Chandler Criticizes Drug Costs

Louisville, Kentucky – Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Ben Chandler is unveiling a new program to help state residents buy drugs. The Kentucky Attorney General says his plan will bring "the purchasing power of the state to your medicine cabinet." Chandler's plan would form a purchasing compact to buy prescription drugs in volume and would promote the use of generic drugs.

Chandler is running against Republican Ernie Fletcher, who has also pointed to medical costs as a key issue in his campaign. Fletcher is a medical doctor who currently serves in the U.S. House of Representatives.