Thursday, August 05, 2004

From the Boston Herald:
FDA ``troubled'' over Boston program to buy prescription drugs from Canada
Federal regulators told Mayor Thomas Menino they are ``troubled'' by Boston's decision to join the list of cities allowing city workers and retirees to buy prescription drugs from Canada.

The Food and Drug Administration, reiterating concerns it raised late last year, sent Menino a letter Wednesday reiterating concerns that the program could put citizens at risk from drugs of unknown origin and quantity.

The letter, from William K. Hubbard, the agency's associate commissioner for policy and planning, said, ``We are troubled that you would actively promote such unproven and unregulated drugs to your employees and retirees.''

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