Monday, August 23, 2004

From Reuters:
Firm Agrees to Stop Aiding Prescription Imports
Drug store chain Rx Depot Inc. has promised to abandon its business helping Americans import prescription drugs from Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday.

The company "extremely reluctantly" signed a legally binding agreement that forbids it and two company officers from helping Americans obtain cheaper medicines from abroad, attorney Fred Stoops said.

The FDA had gone to court to stop Rx Depot from operating its stores, which sent Americans' prescriptions to a Canadian pharmacy to be filled. The agency says the practice is risky.

Blagojevich's prescription for a winning issue
Defying the federal government is risky for a politician. But if it's the right cause, it can make you look like a hero -- and even get you the political Play of the Week.

This week, Illinois Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich took on the feds over the issue of prescription drug imports.

"Unfortunately, the federal government has failed to act. So it's time we do," he declared Tuesday.

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