Sunday, January 16, 2005

Drug firms challenge sales from Canada

From the Detroit Free Press:
Pfizer Inc., Merck & Co., Novartis AG and five other drugmakers, which are seeking to dismiss a lawsuit, challenged the right of U.S. consumers to buy less expensive medicines from Canada for personal use.

The federal law that limits importing of medicines from abroad includes individual purchases, the drugmakers told U.S. Magistrate Jonathan G. Lebedoff in Minneapolis today. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which warns the medicines may not be safe, hasn't enforced the limit on individuals' purchases. more...

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