Sunday, December 19, 2004

From Reuters (UK):
Canada Signals Crackdown on Internet Pharmacies
The Canadian government signaled on Thursday it was ready to crack down on Internet pharmacies that send cheap medicine to the United States, often without Canadian doctors having seen the patients.

The practice, which figured prominently in the U.S. presidential election campaign, has been seen as a way for American citizens and governments to save money. But it caused concern that it might lead to drug shortages in Canada.

"This is a struggle to make sure that drugs for all Canadians remain safe and adequate in terms of supply, and for all Canadians there's a pricing regime that's affordable," Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh told reporters.

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