Tuesday, December 02, 2003

From New Winnipeg:
Cross Border Drug Dispute Heats Up
It's well known that Canada's health and safety standards are similar to, if not better than, our neighbours to the south. That's not what the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would have us believe.

In a scramble to seal the border to cheap prescription drugs purchased through Internet pharmacies, the FDA is claiming that Canadian drugs are unsafe-much to the chagrin of Health Canada. And although the FDA says it's acting in the interests of public health, many believe it's just trying to protect the profits of the multi-billion dollar U.S. pharmaceutical industry.

From Turn to 10 (RI):
Renamed Drugstore Continues Selling Canadian Prescriptions
The name's not the same, but the mission is: offering prescription drugs from Canada at a big discount.

The state threatened to close down Prescription Discounters in Warwick, saying the store was breaking the law by having the word "prescriptions" in its name with no pharmacist employed at the location. So the owners changed the name to Canada Direct. They also addressed a violation regarding patient privacy forms. The owners said they will send the Rhode Island Health Department a letter notifying them of the changes.

From the Oregon News Review:
Canada Drug Supply hearing set Wednesday
An appeals hearing on Canada Drug Supply's application to obtain a business registration from the city of Roseburg will take place on Wednesday.

The hearing will be held at 2 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at Roseburg City Hall, 900 S.E. Douglas Ave. An earlier story gave the wrong day.

The city refused to issue the registration, required in order for a business to operate within the city limits. Officials cited a letter from the state Board of Pharmacy, accusing the company of operating a pharmacy without a license, as the basis of their denial.

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