Tuesday, October 19, 2004

From Reuters:
Canada Urged to Halt Internet Drug Sales to U.S.
The Canadian government must stop the online sale of drugs to U.S. customers before it leads to a severe shortage north of the border, a coalition of health lobby groups said on Monday.

With many drugs meant for Canadians being sold to U.S. citizens, who are looking north of the border for a source of lower-priced medicines, many large pharmaceutical companies have cut back their shipments to Canada, leaving many Canadians without much-needed drugs, they said.

"Cross-border Internet pharmacies are not the solution, short or long term, to the problem of high drug costs in the United States," Louise Binder, chairwoman of the Canadian Treatment Action Council, a Toronto-based health-policy group, told reporters in Toronto.

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