Monday, June 18, 2007

Ban on grocers selling pseudoephedrine overturned

This case could be a precedent that might affect which retailers can carry over the counter drugs. I would not want to see Canada end up like the United States when it comes to OTC products. In the States, it's essentially an all or nothing proposition: it's either prescription only or it can be sold anywhere.

From CTV News:
Ontario residents will once again be able to get cold and allergy medicine containing pseudoephedrine from local grocery and corner stores.

A controversial decision to make products containing the compound available only through a pharmacy was overturned by the Ontario Superior Court on Thursday.

The original decision was made last year to address concerns raised by the Ontario College of Pharmacists that medications containing pseudoephedrine were being used to make crystal meth. ...more

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