Thursday, August 05, 2004

Freom the Globe and Mail:
Theft alarms Net drug buyers
The theft and attempted sale of private patient information from a Manitoba Internet pharmacy has sparked calls for more regulation and monitoring.

"Peoples' confidence is getting shaken," said Marilyn Aulson, who runs a business in Massachusetts that connects seniors to Internet pharmacies in Canada. People need to feel safe or they won't do this."

Last week, a letter was sent to pharmacies around Manitoba in which a Florida-based company solicits buyers for the names and drug information of 32,600 U.S. patients. All bought prescription drugs on-line through a Winnipeg Internet company called

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