Sunday, February 20, 2005

Canada considers banning sale of cheap patented drugs to U.S.

From the Canadian Press:
The federal government is considering banning the export of cheap patented prescription drugs to the U.S. - a move that would be a major blow to Canada's billion-dollar Internet pharmacy industry.

Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh confirmed Friday that he has added the ban to a list of three other options being considered to ensure that only Canadians have access to the country's system of regulated, lower-priced drugs. Dosanjh has said repeatedly that he considers Internet pharmacies a threat to Canada's drug price-control system and the industry could lead to shortages in Canada. more...

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