Monday, December 08, 2003

From the Billings (MT) Gazette:
Judge lifts injunction against Billings’ Rx Depot store
A District Court judge has lifted an order that shut down a Billings store that helped customers get prescription drugs from Canada. But Rx Depot is expected to remain closed for now, pending federal action that has closed similar businesses across the country.

Judge Jeffrey Sherlock in Helena dissolved the temporary court order against Rx Depot in August by the Montana Board of Pharmacy, saying proper notice of a hearing on the injunction wasn’t given. In an written order issued last week, he said the board can reapply, however, and give proper notice.

Jack Atkins, an attorney for the board, said Monday he likely won’t do anything right away. He said the practical effect of the order is "nothing, because the feds shut them down, and they will be shut down" for now.

From American Medical News:
Congress OKs drug reimportation from Canada with safety caveat
The measure included with Medicare reform is unlikely to lead to legalization, but proponents aren't ready to give up.

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