Archive for February 2005

House passes Canada drug bill

In an effort to make it easier for people to buy cheaper prescription drugs in Canada, the state House passed a bill Friday directing the state Health Department to license Canadian pharmacies. REBECCA COOK, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Saturday, February 26, 2005 Read the full story at theolympian.com.

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Local outlet offers drugs from Canada

Tucked away under a green sign in a small Wheaton shopping center, Value Rx of Canada LLC orders cheap prescription drugs from Canada for walk-in customers. By Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published February 25, 2005 Read the full story at washingtontimes.com.

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Lawsuit says narcotic prescriptions were filled too fast

Survivors of a Longview woman who died last year say a mail-order pharmacy refilled narcotic prescriptions at a rate greater than her doctor had ordered. In court filings, her family says Virginia "Ginger" Brodie died from taking the prescription medication. By GLENN EVANS Friday, February 25, 2005 Read the full story at news-journal.com.

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Black Market Beauty

Black market beauty–illegal, dangerous, knockoff Botox. How easy would it be for a doctor or anyone in South Florida to obtain these unapproved products for wrinkle removal? Michelle Kosinski Airdate: Feb. 24, 2005 Read the full story at nbc6.net.

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Lawmakers eye R.I. move to license Canadian pharmacies

With a growing number of senior citizens being forced to choose between paying the high cost of prescription drugs or heating their home, Rhode Island Rep. Fausto Anguilla said he couldn't wait any longer for the federal government to step in. By Jennifer Fenn Monday February 21, 2005 Read the full story at sentinelandenterprise.com.

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Public support fuels latest reimportation push in Congress

Washington — With a little push from every Tom, Dick and … Homer, lawmakers have introduced new legislation that would require the Food and Drug Administration to implement measures enabling reimportation over agency officials' safety warnings. By Joel B. Finkelstein, AMNews staff. Feb. 21, 2005. Read the full story at ama-assn.org.

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P5-M fake, expired drugs seized

Agents of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) seized P5 million worth of counterfeit and expired drugs during a raid on the house of a former medical representative in the City of San Fernando in Pampanga last Thursday afternoon. By Cecille Suerte Felipe 02/19/2005 Read the full story at philstar.com.

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Canada considers ban on patented drug exports

OTTAWA, Feb 18 (Reuters) – The Canadian government is considering a total ban on exports of price-controlled patented drugs as a way of preserving the country's lower prices for medicine, Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh said on Friday. By Randall Palmer Fri Feb 18, 2005 01:24 PM ET Read the full story at reuters.com.

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Minnesota asks tribes to import drugs from Canada

WINNIPEG – The Minnesota government has started contacting First Nations in the state to see if they'd be willing to provide citizens with prescription drugs from Canada. CBC News Fri, 18 Feb 2005 Read the full story at cbc.ca.

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