CVS/pharmacy Chairman.

Pharmacies. Ryan added that if such a operational system were set up, CVS/pharmacy would commit to playing a dynamic role in providing usage of imported drugs to consumers who need them. Despite his support for importation, Ryan stated he believes it should be viewed just as a temporary alternative. In order to truly address the issue of skyrocketing drug costs for Americans, the existing global prices model, under which similar drugs to those offered in the U.S. Often cost far less in various other countries due to government price controls. The existing underlying global pricing model simply cannot be sustained, said Ryan. The CVS/pharmacy CEO said that the government and pharmaceutical companies must move the industry to a global pricing system that is reasonable across all countries and that is founded on what the marketplace will be able to bear and the value delivered by the products.Susan Collins, a moderate Maine Republican at the guts of a bipartisan Senate effort to break the budget impasse, on Sunday said she’ll continue to try and forge components of a compromise despite having her initiative sidelined in favor of negotiations between the two best Senate leaders. The Collins plan called for extending the nation'through January and opening the federal government through March s borrowing authority. But the measure would have done nothing at all to undo the sequester, a high Democratic priority. It also could have repealed a tax on medical products imposed under the 2010 federal health laws, a proposition Republicans favor but many Democrats don't .