Friday, April 23, 2004

From the Montgomery County (MD) Sentinel:
Lawsuit Challenges Resale of Prescription Drugs in Maryland
Watch out. The prescription medicine that you get from your local pharmacy may have been returned.

Under Maryland law, pharmacies can resale prescription drugs that have been returned as long as the pharmacist can determine that the drug has not deteriorated. The law has recently come into view as a lawsuit in Florida over the illegal resale of prescription drugs has gained coverage. The lawsuit is against Caremark, a giant mail-order pharmacy, which according to a recent article in the US Journal, resold prescription drugs that were returned.

(Editor's note: Not a Canadian pharmacy story, but an interesting read regarding the return and resale of medications, which is allowed in some U.S. states. To my knowledge, this is illegal throughout all of Canada.)

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