Wednesday, September 10, 2003

From the Boston Globe:
Drug order firm gets warning
The government took another shot yesterday in its bid to curb the import of Canadian pharmaceuticals, this time aiming at Joe-Max Moore, the all-time scoring leader for the New England Revolution.

The soccer player, 32, who lives in Braintree during the season and in Florida in the winter, and his father, Carl Moore, of Tulsa, Okla., are the principals of a year-old company called RxDepot Inc., a business they say runs 85 "storefronts" coast-to-coast where Americans can order low-cost prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies.

From the Jewish World Review:
Head of pharmacy chain says he won't stop flow of medicines from Canada
Speaking from his Rx Depot storefront in Aventura, Fla., Carl Moore, chief executive of the 85-store chain, said Tuesday he will defy a demand from the Department of Justice that he stop helping seniors get discount drugs from Canada.

"They're trying to scare the living hell out of people," Moore said. "We're going to the mat. That's what you have to do when you want to stand up for social change. ... We're going to fight forever for the rights of citizens to access affordable medicines from Canada. ...

From the Globe and Mail:
U.S. warns Net drug firm
In the boldest move yet to stem the cross-border flow of cheaper-priced drugs from Canada, the U.S. Department of Justice has ordered the largest chain of Internet stores that deal with Canadian pharmacies to close by tomorrow or face a government lawsuit.

From the Washington Times:
Feds target Canadian pharma-sellers
Food and Drug Administration sought an injunction Wednesday against a Canadian company marketing prescription drugs over the Internet.

In a news release, the FDA said it sought the injunction through the Department of Justice against Rx Depot Inc. and Rx of Canada to stop them from importing drugs that "pose a serious threat to the public health."

From the Toledo (OH) Blade:
Toledoans flood cheap drug outlet
Steve Tobis doesn’t hesitate when asked to describe the response after opening a store in Toledo offering cheap prescription drugs from Canada.

"Good Lord! Today, you can’t hardly get an in-bound line. People say they’ve been trying for half an hour to get through," he said from his office, the sound of ringing phones vouching for his enthusiasm.

From the Naples (FL) Daily News:
Justice Department closing down stores offering Canadian prescription drugs
James Battaglioli fears he could be the next target in the Justice Department's attempt to close down stores in the United States that are filling prescription drugs in Canada.

Battaglioli operates Canada Drug Services Inc. in Naples and has 25 stores across the country, including one off U.S. 41 North in Naples. He said his company is probably the largest of its kind in the United States next to Rx Depot, and that's why he's concerned.

From the Portales (NM) News Tribune:
Canadian drugs cheap, sold locally
A local pharmacy is using Canadian guidelines to sell prescription drugs at cheaper rates, an effort aimed at treating low-income patients without medical insurance.

The business, Canadian RX Depot Inc., advertises savings of 20 to 90 percent on prescription drugs.

The Portales Medical Center has started placing orders through a Canadian RX ordering branch out of Denton, Texas, which in turn places orders from pharmacies in Winnipeg, Manitoba or other pharmacies in Canada.

From the Milwaukee (WI) Journal Sentinel:
Canadian drugs for sale, but legally?
Since opening Tuesday, a storefront business in Wauwatosa that procures prescription drugs from Canada for Wisconsin customers has been swamped with business, the store's owner, Ted Farah, said Wednesday.

Ted Farah is the franchise manager for the Canada Drug Service outlet that opened Tuesday in Wauwatosa. Farah said he plans to open other outlets. This is the chain's first store in Wisconsin.

"We have been getting tons of calls," said Farah, who holds the Wisconsin franchise for Canada Drug Service.

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