Saturday, February 14, 2004

From the Mansfield (Mass.) News:
Canadian drug program possible for town employees
As part of an ongoing effort to whittle down the town's budget before Town Meeting time, Town Manager John D'Agostino announced Mansfield is "leading the charge" in an effort by the Southeast Regional Health Group to enable current and retired employees to be able to purchase maintenance drugs from Canada.

From the Grand Forks (ND) Herald:
N.D. POLITICS: Satrom proposes Canadian drugs Web site, venture capital
North Dakota gubernatorial candidate Joe Satrom said Thursday that, if elected, he would put in place a state initiative to import cheaper drugs from Canada and start a venture capital fund to drive job growth.

From the Miami Herald:
As U.S. regulators debate whether a popular class of antidepressant drugs causes suicidal behavior in children, their review is also raising questions about whether the drugs are effective.

The use of antidepressants to treat depression or other conditions, such as attention-deficit disorder, in children is growing rapidly even though there are few credible studies showing that they work.

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