Thursday, September 11, 2003

From the Akron (OH) Beacon Journal:
U.S. Sues to Shut Canadian Drug Stores
The Justice Department filed a lawsuit Thursday to shut down two companies operating storefronts that help senior citizens purchase cheaper prescription medicines from Canada.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Tulsa, Okla., charges that Rx Depot Inc. and its sister company, Rx of Canada LLC, violated federal law by causing the importation of Canadian prescription drugs. Under U.S. law, only pharmaceutical manufacturers are allowed to bring their medicines into the country.

From the Globe and Mail:
Canada caught up in nasty drug war
Canadians have access to it (in fact, it's cheap and plentiful) but U.S. residents don't. Since many Americans want it quite badly, some of them find ways around their laws in order to get access to it — which is where the Internet comes in. Is it marijuana? Illegally downloaded MP3 music files? No. It's prescription drugs.

From the Saugus (MA) Advertiser:
Local officials fight for imported prescriptions
A bill that promotes the importation of prescription drugs from Canada has placed Massachusetts at the forefront of a national push to reduce the high cost of pharmaceuticals.

From KSDK-TV (MO):
Local Company Offers Prescriptions From Canada
Buying prescription drugs from Canada can save a customer up to 85 %. Florene says this service is no longer an option, it's a necessity. "I know people who skip taking their medicines on a daily basis because it's a choice of doing what they have to do--eat or take their medicines."

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