Friday, November 24, 2006

Industry approves proposed legislation

I don't know all of the details of this legislation, but it does sound concerning that Manitoba pharmacists have given up the power of voting on pharmacy practice issues and have left it up to the executive only. Hopefully the pharmacists that voted for this weren't blinded by the negative effect that this legislation will have on internet pharmacy. No matter how badly some pharmacists want the online businesses gone, is the price worth it?

From the Winnipeg Free Press:
About 400 Manitoba pharmacists attended a special meeting of the industry association on Wednesday night for last-minute discussions on proposed legislation that will change the practice of pharmacy in the province.

After more than an hour of debate and procedural wrangling, pharmacists voted 221 to 151 in favour of the bill, effectively ending a debate that has been going on for more than four years. ...more

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