Monday, April 26, 2004

From the Globe and Mail:
Crackdown taking toll on Internet pharmacies
A major Internet pharmacy in Winnipeg issued layoff notices to more than 10 per cent of its staff this week, the first of many belt-tightening measures expected as the bitter war between Canada's cross-border drug sellers and multinational pharmaceutical giants begins to hurt the fledgling on-line business. told about 20 of its 180 Winnipeg employees that their jobs have disappeared since the company was forced to shift some operations to Britain.

From CBC New Brunswick:
Internet prescribing siphons supply: Druggists
Some New Brunswick pharmacists say they're struggling to keep drugs in stock because the internet prescription drug trade is draining the Canadian supply.

Pharmacist Stephen Thompson keeps a close watch on his supply of pharmaceuticals. He says it's hard to keep up with the demand.

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