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By Matt Wood in News on Sep 20, 2006 11:27AM

chicagoist_2006_09_isaverx.gifComing soon to a Judy Baar Topinka campaign commercial, yesterday the state's Auditor General reported that Gov. Blagojevich's plan to import prescription drugs from Canada broke federal law and may be unsafe. What's worse, fewer than 5,000 people even used the program in its first year and a half.

Auditor General William Holland questioned the safety of the I-SaveRx program because the state wasn't thorough in inspecting foreign pharmacies filling the prescriptions, or checking to prove that the drugs actually come from approved pharmacies. What, you mean we can't just trust the links in those V1@GKKRA emails?

For his part, Gov. Rod wants to expand the program even further to cover state employees, government retirees, and children appearing in his campaign videos. He might need some more cash to do it though; Holland also found that the program has used over $800,000 in time, travel expenses, and legal fees promoting the program. If you're interested in donating to the cause, you can send a check to Springfield, made out to Amy Blagojevich.