Wednesday, September 06, 2006

CIPA responds

Here is the press release put out by the Canadian International Pharmacy Association responding to the claims that MediPlan has shipped counterfeit products. I don't think it says anything too different from what would be expected.

I have put links to two other articles regarding the ongoing story. The CTV News article does a pretty good recap.

From CTV News:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration rattled Canada's online pharmacists Wednesday with a report that found fake versions of Lipitor and other widely used prescription drugs were sold by websites linked to a co-founder of the industry.

But the past president of Canada's largest industry lobby group is urging people not to jump to conclusions until key questions are answered about the drugs and whether they truly are counterfeit. ...more

From USA Today:
One of Canada's largest Internet pharmacies — the one credited as the birthplace of the cross-border drug industry — is selling counterfeit drugs to U.S. consumers, the FDA said Wednesday.

The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers that sub-par versions of Lipitor, Crestor, Celebrex and seven other drugs shipped by Mediplan Prescription Plus Pharmacy were seized en route to Americans during the past few weeks. ...more

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