Sunday, October 24, 2004

From the Woonsocket (RI) Call:
Board votes against drug imports
By a unanimous voice vote, the Board of Pharmacy rejected proposed changes in regulations that would implement the new law allowing Rhode Island to license Canadian pharmacies for the reimportation of prescription drugs.

The matter now goes to the desk of Department of Health Director Patricia Nolan.

Board of Pharmacy Chairwoman Susan Delmonico rejected the notion -- put forward by Richard Bidwell of the Gray Panthers -- that the board members had a conflict of interest in voting on an issue that could restrict competition for Rhode Island pharmacies. All but two board members are appointed under rules requiring them to be pharmacists.

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