Monday, May 18, 2009

Republican Proposal Praised by Sun Chronicle

The Sun Chronicle editorial page today praised an amendment adopted in the House last month that was offered by Republican lawmakers. The amendment which was adopted unanimously encourages medical facilities to return unused, unexpired medication.

This proposal could save the Commonwealth at least $20 million annually, as nursing homes in Massachusetts alone are known to waste millions of dollars in unused prescriptions. This concept will lead to a decrease in overall health care costs in the state.

The Sun Chronicle praised the effort, calling it, "good for the environment, the economy, the health of one and all and, not least, the reputation of the state Legislature." The newspaper neglected to point out it was a Republican offered amendment, however, it is good to see the GOP Caucus' innovative ideas are being recognized by media outlets around the state.

Click here to read the editorial in its entirety.