Monday, March 22, 2004

From the San Jose Mercury News:
No complaints on Canadian drugs
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 theCanadian Press:
Almost half of some Manitoba drugs head south via Internet says study
Almost half of some Manitoba drugs head south via Internet: study
It's only a matter of time before Manitoba patients - and eventually all Canadians - notice drug shortages caused by Internet pharmacies, a research group opposed to the industry said Monday.

The Pharmacy Alliance for Canadians, which represents several Canadian retail pharmacy chains and independent drugstores, released sales figures it says suggest Manitobans are essentially competing with Americans for some of the top-selling prescription drugs sold to patients with chronic conditions such as arthritis and high cholesterol.

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From KOTV-TV (Okla.):
Canadian Expressway Sets Up Shop In NE Oklahoma
RX-Depot, an outlet for buying cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, was ordered to shut down last year by the federal government. But the demand for cheaper medications remains strong.

News on 6 reporter Rick Wells talked to an Oklahoman who's helping people find affordable prescription drugs north of the border.

From the Calgary Herald:
Trucker was first victim of medical mix-up
The family of the first victim of a medical mix-up at Foothills Medical Centre isn't blaming the hospital or its doctors for the death of their loved one.

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