Friday, July 01, 2005

Pawlenty: Canadian drug export ban won't affect state's program

From the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal:
A Canadian plan to ban the bulk export of prescription drugs to the United States will not affect Minnesota's prescription drug Web site, Governor Tim Pawlenty said Wednesday.

Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh said he will introduce legislation to block the export of prescription drugs. He said the law is necessary to protect the country's drug supply and safety.

But Pawlenty said the proposed legislation would not hurt the site, which allows Minnesotans to buy drugs from Canada and England, because customers buy smaller, individual quantities instead of large, bulk orders. ...more

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