Sunday, April 03, 2005

Pfizer, Canadian Pharmacies Take Drug-Import Battle to Europe

Canadian pharmacist Daren Jorgenson travels to Europe once a month trying to expand the secret network of 60 suppliers that helps him sell discount drugs to U.S. customers. Pfizer Inc. wants the trade to stop.

Jorgenson, 37, owns, one of his country's biggest online pharmacies. After Pfizer, Merck & Co., AstraZeneca Plc and Eli Lilly & Co. halted shipments to about 75 Canadian pharmacies that export to the U.S., Jorgenson and others turned to Europe, opening a new front in their cross-border battle. ...more

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