Tuesday, September 14, 2004

From the Washington Times:
Pfizer exec supports drug importation
A top executive at Pfizer has disagreed publicly with his employer in supporting a Maryland county's bid to import Canadian drugs, a report said Tuesday.

Peter Rost, vice president of marketing for the pharmaceutical giant, said he supports a proposal before the Montgomery County Council to let county employees buy cheaper Canadian prescription drugs, the Washington Post reported.

"This has been proven to be safe in Europe," said Rost, who cautioned he was not speaking on behalf of Pfizer. "The real concern about safety is about people who do not take drugs because they cannot afford it. The safety issue is a made-up story."

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