Illinois Governor Blagojevich Loses His Much-Touted I-SaveRx Foreign Prescription Program

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While Illinois Governor Blagojevich will likely be removed from office this week, his much-touted I-SaveRx foreign prescription program serving residents of Illinois and four other states has ceased functioning after its Canadian supplier withdrew from its agreement. The supplier, Pegagus Health Services, said that the participating states were not adequately promoting the program. To fill the gap, Genesis Health Group Inc, a new Canadian health services firm, has been formed to provide safe and affordable foreign prescription services to consumers as well as counties, companies, unions and other organizations.

While Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will likely be removed from office this week, his much touted "I-SaveRx" program which provided residents of Illinois and other states with low-cost foreign prescription drugs, has already been shut down by its Canadian PBM supplier.

Calgary-based Pegasus Health Services announced today that it has informed the State of Illinois that it filled its last order for I-Save Rx customers on Dec. 31st, 2008. Led by the State of Illinois, the program served residents of Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Kansas, and Vermont

"Pegasus has spent considerable time and money to operate "I-Save Rx," however, it seems that some senior state officials only paid lip service to the opportunities to reduce residents' healthcare costs," said Lewis Jorgenson, vice president of Pegasus.

Firm Established to Serve Individuals, Groups
"While this program has ended, we have established Genesis Health Group Inc., a new healthcare company that will serve individuals, counties, corporations, unions and other organizations that are serious about reducing their health costs and preserving prescription benefits."

Jorgenson and his sons, Daren and Chris, helped to pioneer the safe and economical Canadian and international sourcing of prescription drugs for Americans.

"Nearly 10 years ago, my son, Daren, became concerned that millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans could not afford their prescription medications, so he created healthcare services for them," said Jorgenson. "Today's flagging U.S. economy has only magnified that problem."

Obama Supports Imported Drug Access
President Obama supports Americans' access to affordable, foreign medications as part of his healthcare plan. Obama aims to "Lower drug costs by allowing the importation of safe medicines from other developed countries…"
(see http://www.whitehouse.gov/agenda/health_care/ )

"We hope President Obama is wildly successful in cutting America's dependence on buying the world's most expensive medications from Big Pharma," added Jorgenson. "If he can solve this long-time dilemma, he can lead Americans to live healthier lives and save their money for other essential needs. We encourage Americans to help follow Obama's plan by helping themselves improve their healthcare."

To learn more about Genesis Health Group, individuals can call toll-free
1-866-558-8705 or visit http://www.genesishealthgroupinc.com. Counties, companies, unions and other organizations can email lewis at genesishealthgroupinc dot com            

Genesis uses only licensed pharmacies and reputable suppliers to fill their customer's prescriptions. These pharmacies in turn use state-of-the-art technologies owned by Genesis to help ensure customer safety.

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