Sunday, June 22, 2003

From the San Francisco Chronicle:
Senate votes to let drugs be imported from Canada
"If you buy drugs from a legitimate Canadian pharmacy, the odds are no greater that product will be counterfeit or adulterated than it is in the United States," said Jack Light, a retired health-care administrator from San Francisco who plans to buy his drugs from a Canadian pharmacy.

From the Arkansas Democrat Gazette:
Vote seen as proof Rx Depot is lawful
One of the toughest battles in the storefront issue has been centered on Rx Depot. This article goes into the passing of the Senate bill. The president of Rx Depot said, "Now that big pharmacy can buy drugs from Canada, I guess that makes them safe."

From the Provo Daily Herald:
State still investigating Utah County company
Article on storefronts in Utah.

Wednesday, June 11, 2003

From the Palm Beach Post:
No deals for Canadian druggists
The Florida Board of Pharmacy faces off with storefront operators.

From the San Mateo County Times:
Canada's pharmacies defend Internet turf
Perhaps the most vocal opponent of the international pharmacy industry in Canada, Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association register Ron Guse says, "It's been increasing exponentially and will continue to do so, not only in Manitoba but throughout much of Canada. People keep saying this is going to be slowed or stopped, but I haven't seen any indication of that."

From the Sarasota Herald-Tribune:
Prescription drug traffic takes a turn
A good read for any potential frontshop operators.

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Canadian Web druggists win round against drug giants
This article talks about the results of mediation in the dispute between international pharmacists and their regulatory bodies. Will this ruling set a precedent elsewhere?

From KOLR-TV (Springfield, Missouri):
Company Directs Prescriptions to Canada
Yet another storefront opens.

From the Associated Press (on
Internet Pharmacies Draw Scrutiny
This article from January 21 is worth adding, even if it's a bit old.

Tuesday, June 03, 2003

It seems that Knoxville is the center of a lot of news today:

From the Knoxville News-Sentinel

Pharmaceutical distributor shut down

It's not exactly a completely accurate headline. The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy has put a cease-and-desist order on this week-old store front operation.

From the Denver Post
Canada Rx may face state controls
"Within the next year, Coloradans could be buying prescription drugs from a state-approved list of Canadian pharmacies," according to the article.

Monday, June 02, 2003

Here are the latest media reports I've found:

From WVLT-TV in Knoxville, Tennessee
Locals Look North For Cheaper Medications
Also from WBIR-TV
Company Providing Low Cost Pharmaceuticals May Be In Violation of State, Federal Laws
Here are two stories regarding a new front shop in Tennessee.

From the Concord (NH) Monitor
Online drug sales are cause for debate
"We know of no evidence of any person suffering negative effects or complications from medicine re-imported from Canada," said Robert Hayes, president of the Medicare Rights Center in New York City. "But ask any physician in America who treats an elderly population. The damage to our citizens who go without needed medicines is palpable."

From the South Florida Sun-Sentinel
S. Floridians use Canadian connections to get lower drug prices
"Until they pass a prescription drug law here, why not go to Canada?" said Irene Dworkin.