Monday, February 02, 2004

From the Seattle Times:
Bill looks to Canada for cheaper prescriptions
Washington may join about a dozen other states clamoring to take advantage of lower prescription-drug prices in Canada, even though federal regulations outlaw medicine importation.

State Rep. Geoff Simpson, D-Covington, has introduced a bill that would permit certain state agencies to purchase prescription drugs from Canada for distribution in state health-care programs.

From Canoe News:
Cross-border prescription drug trade sparks debate over doctor ethics
Canadian doctors who co-sign prescriptions for Americans in search of cheaper drugs can no longer count on the non-profit organization for help in defending themselves against legal actions.

The Canadian Medical Protective Association said Monday it would no longer provide coverage for a "risky activity" that has been denounced by provincial and territorial licensing bodies. "The colleges have said very clearly, 'Don't do this'," organization spokeswoman Francoise Parent said from Montreal.

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