Friday, February 13, 2004

From the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune:
FDA urges Canada to crack down on Internet pharmacies
Troubling questions about the safety of Americans who order medicines from Canada have been raised by a review of Canadian Internet pharmacies by Minnesota regulators, the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Citing the review, FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan is urging Canadian officials to take more aggressive steps to regulate the pharmacies.

From Forbes:
US reports problems with Canadian Web pharmacies
U.S. regulators said Friday they had alerted Canadian authorities about safety problems uncovered at some Internet pharmacies that ship medicines across the border.

Officials from the state of Minnesota, which runs a Web site that directs consumers to sources of cheaper medicines, visited eight Canadian pharmacies that supply prescription drugs to Americans.

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