Thursday, November 25, 2004

From the Providence (RI) Journal:
Pharmacies ask Lynch to block imports
The Rhode Island Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Chain Drug Stores yesterday called on Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch to formally intervene in the state's attempt to license Canadian pharmacies to do business in Rhode Island.

The groups called the legislation passed this year "controversial and illegal" under federal law. They said Lynch should take action due to concerns about who would vouch for the safety and efficacy of any imported medication.

The state Department of Health is drafting regulations to put the licensing law into effect early next year, but a top health official has said the state expects the matter to be challenged in court before that.

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