Monday, January 16, 2006

Nevada draws line in Canada drug fight

From the San Diego Union Tribune:
Nevada's law allowing citizens to import prescription drugs from Canada ratchets up the battle that pits states against the federal government and the pharmaceutical industry.

The Nevada law "is going to be the pharmaceutical industry's Alamo," said David MacKay, former executive director of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association. "No other state has passed legislation like this."

The state Pharmacy Board gave approval Thursday to carry out the law, defying the advice of Attorney General George Chanos, who said he favors allowing the imports but warned that the Nevada law is unworkable. ...more

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