Friday, November 24, 2006

Groups ask Ottawa to ban drug exports before U.S. Congress legalizes trade

With the American election over and the possibility of legislative changes in the U.S., I suppose it was simply a matter of time for these groups to announce they sent another letter to the government. There isn't anything here we haven't heard many times before. It sounds scary, but isn't very specific.

From CBC News:
A coalition of pharmacists and patient advocates wants the federal government to ban prescription drug exports to the United States in a bid to get ahead of any renewed efforts by the new U.S. Congress to legalize the trade.

In a letter to Health Minister Tony Clement, the group says the issue is urgent because some senior U.S. Democrats have said legalizing imports from Canada will be a priority when the next congressional session begins in February. ...more

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