Monday, July 26, 2004

From the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune:
FDA says Montgomery County should scrap Canadian drug plan
The Food and Drug Administration and pharmacists asked Montgomery County on Monday to reject a plan that would make it the first jurisdiction in Maryland to import prescription drugs from Canada, saying it is illegal and would put patients at risk of receiving bogus and unsafe drugs.

Drugs sold outside the United States, often through Internet sites, are outside federal regulatory and safety control, said Thomas McGinnis, director of pharmacy affairs at the FDA. Some of those drugs are knockoffs that are made in other countries, not Canada, he said.

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