Saturday, January 01, 2005

From the Duluth (Minn.) News Tribune:
Pawlenty lobbies Canada to keep drug export rules
Gov. Tim Pawlenty called on the Canadian government Friday not to "slam the door on American consumers" by changing rules that would restrict the export of less-expensive drugs to the United States.

Pawlenty made his plea in a letter to Prime Minister Paul Martin in response to news reports that Canada was considering a policy that would prevent Americans from receiving Canadian drugs without an examination by a Canadian physician. Previously, Pawlenty feared the U.S. government would restrict the importation of Canadian drugs. In a June 18 letter, he and seven other governors asked congressional leaders not to restrict importation.

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