Monday, September 13, 2004

From the Washington Post:
A Window on the Controversy Over Importing Drugs

As Montgomery County prepares to join a growing number of state and local governments endorsing the purchase of lower-cost medicines from Canada, opponents are clearly distressed.

The Maryland Pharmacists Association on Thursday brought a member of former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani's consulting firm and the head of a Florida AIDS advocacy group to a Rockville hotel banquet room to warn the council off the move.

"It's amazing to me that people are willing to take risks with their health and that the County Council is willing to take risks with its citizens' health," said Cynthia Boyle, president of the Maryland Pharmacists Association, referring to the millions of Americans who purchase medicines from Canada.

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