Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Alabama News Conference Supported by Canadian Group Accused of Making “Fast Cash on the Side” by Countrymen
That battle over imported drugs heated up today with a press conference in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest the city purchasing lower priced imported prescription drugs for its employees. Leading the attack is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), Alabama State Board of Pharmacy (ALBOP) Alabama Pharmacy Association (APA), and a Canadian pharmacy group that has been challenged by the national pharmacy group in their own county.

From WHBF-TV (Ill.):
Canadian Drugs: Are The Savings Worth The Risk?
There are laws against importing prescription drugs but the Food & Drug Administration says they "rarely" go after people bringing small quanitities across the U.S./Canadian border. And now, hundreds of Quad Citians are finding the savings to be well worth the risks.

In February, a group of Quad City senior citizens took a 2-day bus trip to Ontario to save on medication. The trip paid off but now you don't even have to leave the QCA to fill your prescriptions through a Canadian pharmacy.

Is It Worth the Risk?
It's been almost a month since Canada Drug opened for business in Sioux Falls. And while opponents insist businesses like it are illegal, as Jaine Andrews shows us in this evening's HealthBeat, there's been no effort to shut them down. That doesn't mean state and federal officials aren't considering it. In fact, a closed door meeting was held today in Pierre between the Attorney General's office and the state Board of Pharmacy on just that issue.

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