Sunday, March 21, 2004

From In-Forum (ND):
AP Enterprise: Pharmacy complaints show none on Canadian imports
Cost-conscious Minnesotans are increasingly turning to Canadian pharmacies to have their prescriptions filled. And they're not complaining about the results.

Of 473 complaints to state regulators about pharmacies and pharmacists in the last five years, not one alleged an error by a foreign pharmacy, a review by The Associated Press found.

From the Calgary Herald:
Pharmacy system needs overhaul
The practice of pharmacy technicians checking each other's work at the Calgary Health Region's main drug dispensing facility must be overhauled, says the head of the Institute of Safe Medication Practices in Canada.

CHR denies link of recent deaths to mistake in 2000
The Calgary Health Region Saturday rejected allegations it has a history of making medical mistakes with potassium chloride, denying any link between the death of two patients this year and a mistake in 2000 that almost killed a local woman.

From the Denver Post:
Canada: big pain, big relief
Psst. Wanna buy some good Canadian?

Check out Canada Drug Service Inc. in Englewood. Save up to 85 percent on prescriptions and subvert those price-gouging pharmaceutical giants.

Is this legal? No. But who's going to arrest a senior for seeking inexpensive medicine?

From the (Madison, Wisc.) Capital Times:
Feds hit Doyle for drug import web site
The federal government criticized Gov. Jim Doyle Thursday for helping Wisconsin citizens import cheaper but illegal Canadian prescription drugs through a state Web site.

The letter to Doyle reflects the still-simmering tension between the federal government, which maintains foreign drugs are illegal and dangerous to consumers, and states trying to give their residents relief from skyrocketing domestic prices.

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