Friday, April 09, 2004

From the Pasadena (Calif.) Star News:
Canadian drug debate heats up
As state lawmakers push to give Californians greater access to cheap prescription drugs from Canada, the U.S. pharmaceutical industry is sounding the alarm about dangerous counterfeit drugs flooding the import market.

The latest salvo in the prescription drug wars came Thursday at a press conference in South Pasadena.

Citing reports from the United States Food and Drug Administration, representatives from the California Pharmacists Association warned consumers against buying medicines from outside the U.S., saying they pose a significant health risk.

From the Union Leader (NH):
Benson hits the road to promote drug plan
Buying drugs through is safe, cheaper and the right thing to do — even though the Food and Drug Administration disapproves, Gov. Craig Benson told senior citizens yesterday at the Centennial Senior Center and Horseshoe Pond Place.

Canadian wholesale price limits and a stronger U.S. dollar can produce savings of 30 to 80 percent for those buying Canadian drugs, Benson said.

“The FDA is a little cranky with me for doing this, but we’re going ahead anyway,” the governor said as he personally guided seniors on a laptop computer to the state link connecting them with the Canadian web site. The link is accessed through

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