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Legal drug imports proposed in U.S.

January 27, 2005
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WASHINGTON — U.S. legislators introduced two bills yesterday to legalize prescription drug imports from Canada amid a Senate hearing on the risks and benefits of the cross-border trade. Eight U.S. representatives and senators, including five Republicans, are backing legislation in the House of Representatives. Another bill in the Senate is supported by five Republicans. BETH GORHAM, CP 2005-01-27 Read the...

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U.S. Group Warns of Mix-Ups with Foreign Drugs

January 27, 2005
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The same brand names are sometimes used for different drugs in different countries, posing a risk for people who import cheaper medicines from abroad, a U.S. group warned on Thursday. Thu Jan 27, 2005 Read the full story at reuters.com.

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Making a Fortune by Wagering That Drug Prices Tend to Rise

January 26, 2005
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Stewart Rahr's new $45 million East Hampton estate, the most expensive house ever purchased in New York State, is just across the pond from Steven Spielberg's. Mr. Rahr plays golf with Donald Trump and practices putting on an indoor green in the basement of his warehouse in Queens. He and his wife, Carol, last drew attention in 2003 when they...

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A bust for drugs: Canada isn’t the solution to high U.S. drug prices

January 24, 2005
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Seems like only yesterday when the answer to the high cost of U.S. prescription drugs was as plain as the maple leaf on Canada's flag. A Register-Guard Editorial January 24, 2005 Read the full story at registerguard.com.

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Drug reimportation situation is shifting as Canada could cut availability

January 24, 2005
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Washington — Some federal lawmakers are pushing hard to allow Americans to readily buy prescription drugs from other countries, but passing such legislation could be the death knell for current trends in reimportation. By Joel B. Finkelstein, AMNews staff Jan. 24, 2005 Read the full story at ama-assn.org.

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Court to decide fate of Canadian drug outlet

January 23, 2005
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Guilty plea in counterfeit Lipitor case

January 22, 2005
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A Florida man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to participating in a multimillion-dollar conspiracy to sell counterfeit and illegally imported Lipitor, a top-selling cholesterol drug made by Pfizer. BY SUSAN TODD, Star-Ledger Staff Saturday, January 22, 2005 Read the full story at nj.com.

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Canadian pharmacy applications now online

January 22, 2005
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The state Department of Health has posted an application for Canadian pharmacies that want to seek licensure to do business in Rhode Island, a day after coming under fire for not having applications ready by yesterday, when regulations allowing licensure kicked in. January 21, 2005 Read the full story at pbn.com.

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Toronto doc committed professional misconduct by signing U.S. prescriptions

January 22, 2005
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TORONTO (CP) – A Toronto doctor who co-signed thousands of prescriptions for an Internet pharmacy without seeing patients has been found guilty of professional misconduct. By the Canadian Press January 21, 2005 Read the full story at canada.com.

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Use Caution Buying Medical Products Online

January 21, 2005
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Get prescription drugs fast–no doctor needed! Cure cancer with herbs! Zap your pain away with an amazing device! Absolutely safe–pull out your credit card NOW, and get rock-bottom prices. By Michelle Meadows January-February 2005 Issue Read the full story at fda.gov.

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