Thursday, December 04, 2003

From The Tennessean:
Shops link consumers, Canadian pharmacies
A new Medicare prescription drug bill has been signed into law, but relief from high prices — if any — is still three years away.

In the meantime, the state hasn't shut down a small but persistent crop of businesses that help people get medications from Canada for prices that are up to 75% cheaper than in the United States.

On Monday, Canadian Discount will open its doors in downtown Columbia to link even more consumers with Canadian pharmacies that fill and ship prescriptions within a few weeks.

From The Australian:
Canada to test SARS vaccine
Canadian scientists say they are less than a year away from testing a SARS vaccine in humans and 18 months away from making it widely available if it works, but are not sure how they will manufacture it once clinical tests are completed.

"Our mandate has been to develop a human vaccine as fast as possible," said Brett Finlay, microbiology professor at the University of British Columbia and scientific director of the SARS Accelerated Vaccine Initiative, a provincial funded project.

No comments: