Friday, July 01, 2005

Canada may cut drugs to U.S.

From the (Springfield, Mass.) Republican:
Talk in Canada yesterday that the country could restrict the sale of some prescription drugs to the United States will not affect a program through which Springfield city employees, retirees and their dependents get lower-cost medications from an Ontario company, according to the firm's president and CEO.

Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh, commenting that Canada would no longer be a cheap "drugstore for the United States," said he would introduce legislation when the House of Commons reconvenes in the fall that would allow for the temporary ban of bulk exports when supplies are running low at home. Dosanjh said he must ensure Canadians continue to have access to an adequate supply of safe and affordable prescription drugs. ...more

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