Thursday, November 11, 2004

From The Globe and Mail:
U.S. bars Web drugs, but lets in flu vaccine
An Internet pharmacy has sold 400 doses of flu vaccine to a California doctor, raising questions about whether drug regulators in the United States are following their own rules., a Winnipeg company, packed the vials into a cooler and shipped them to San Francisco last month via FedEx. Another shipment is planned soon, before the pharmacy's refrigerator shelves are emptied of vaccine.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has previously stopped such bulk imports of unlicensed foreign drugs. The vaccine shipment was delayed at an airport hangar for eight days, but allowed to continue its journey.

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