Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Friom American Medical News:
States challenge FDA in fight over drug reimportation
The struggle between the federal government and the states over prescription drug reimportation has heated up on two fronts but cooled down on another.

Within days of each other, Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich unveiled a plan to let residents buy prescription drugs from other nations, and Vermont sued the federal government for the right to reimport prescription medications. But at the same time, the federal government announced what it sees as a victory for patient safety. Two companies with stores and Internet sites agreed to stop helping U.S. citizens buy drugs from Canadian pharmacies.

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