Sunday, January 16, 2005

Canadian Drug Halt Looms; Illinois, Montana Seek New Sources

From Bloomberg:
Canada may restrict the ability of Americans to buy cheaper drugs by mail, prompting Illinois, Rhode Island, Montana and other states to seek new suppliers in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh plans by early February to seek cabinet approval of rules that would bar Canadian doctors from prescribing drugs for patients they haven't seen, spokesman Ken Polk said. Government controls keep Canadian prices as much as 70 percent lower than in the U.S. more...

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