Archive for March 2005

CANADIAN PHARMACISTS OPPOSE DRUG EXPORTS TO MAINE

The Ontario Pharmacists' Association joined the Maine Pharmacy Association at the state house on Wednesday to oppose the Governor's plan to import prescription drugs from Canada. March 31, 2005 Read the full story at wlbz2.com.

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Fake drugs infect medicare

Ranchi, March 28: The recently-tabled Comptroller and Auditor General report on the functioning of the health and family planning department has painted a very grim picture of the prevailing situation and has hinted at a still darker future. RUDRA BISWAS Tuesday, March 29, 2005 Read the full story at telegraphindia.com.

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Sentencing delayed in fake Viagra case

AZUSA — An Upland man who pleaded guilty to illegal trafficking of more than $5.6 million in fake Viagra tablets had his sentencing date extended to May 16, U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Thom Mrozek said. Monday, March 28, 2005 Read the full story at sgvrtribune.com.

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Safety concerns grow over pharmacy-mixed drugs

Like millions of Americans, Margaret Copeland's 5-year-old son, Will, relies on prescription medications for his asthma and inhales the drugs daily with the help of a small, tabletop machine. By Julie Appleby, USA TODAY Updated 3/24/2005 Read the full story at usatoday.com.

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DEROY MURDOCK: Canadian drug importation an enduring fantasy

NEW YORK (SH) – Once the Easter Bunny completes his Sunday rounds, perhaps he will fulfill the fantasies of American politicians and make Canadian drug importation work. Alas, Canada is no Oz with streets paved with Prozac. Unless its 32.1 million citizens start multiplying like rabbits, Canada's pharmaceutical market will remain too small to satisfy…

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State agencies told to tout I-SaveRx

SPRINGFIELD – State workers are adding another duty to their job description – publicity agent for the beleaguered I-SaveRx prescription drug program. By Mary Massingale, Copley News Service Thursday, March 24, 2005 Read the full story at pjstar.com.

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VIEW: Safeguarding against substandard medicines

Despite the impediments hindering effective regulation of medicines, our government could at least allow concerned civil society organisations to help increase pharmaco-vigilance in the country Syed Mohammad Ali Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Read the full story at dailytimes.com.pk.

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Governor ignoring FDA won’t make it go away

Gov. Rod Blagojevich's prescription drug import program has a lot of problems to overcome. First, his I-SaveRx program, which uses a Canada-based clearinghouse to import drugs from Canada, Ireland and the United Kingdom, has had a difficult time attracting participants. Pantagraph Editorial Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Read the full story at pantagraph.com.

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