Saturday, August 23, 2003

From WXYZ-TV (MI):
Local Practice Boycotts Drug Company Over Canadian Controversy
Doctors at the Cardiovascular Specialist practice say buying Canadian is one of the only ways senior citizens can afford their prescription drugs. Many seniors cross the border to buy their medications at a fraction of the cost, or buy them from a Canadian company over the internet. Drug companies like Pfizer don't approve, and are responding to the trend by threatening Canadian companies that they will no longer sell to those who in turn sell to Americans.

Leading their own protest of Pfizer's threats, Dr. Larry Goldman and the dozen cardiologists in his practice are no longer writing prescriptions for Pfizer drugs.

From the Indianapolis Star:
Local outlet for Canadian pharmacy to open Monday
The first service center in Indianapolis to help people buy lower-cost prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies will open Monday on the Eastside.

From the (Toronto) Globe and Mail:
Generic U.S. heartburn drugs may entice Canadian buyers south
As Americans continue to flock to Canada via the Internet to buy cheaper-priced pharmaceuticals, Canadians may soon be heading south of the border to stock up on the generic version of the blockbuster heartburn drug Prilosec.

From the Toronto Star:
What's in a name? Elevated drug sales
It's a weird job, but somebody's got to do it: naming an erecetile dysfunction drug.

For example, the little orange pill that pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline and Bayer are positioning to deflate Viagra, which had 2002 sales of $1.74 billion (U.S.).

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