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DEROY MURDOCK: Canadian drug importation an enduring fantasy

March 25, 2005
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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 295.7 million Americans. March 24,…

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State agencies told to tout I-SaveRx

March 25, 2005
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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

March 22, 2005
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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

March 22, 2005
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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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Indian firms on fake drug blacklist

March 21, 2005
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Lagos, March 21: The Nigerian government has blacklisted a dozen Indian and Pakistani companies allegedly in connection with the dumping of fake drugs in the west African country, reports Xinhua. Read the full story at planetguru.com.

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Global Forum on Pharmaceutical AntiCounterfeiting Calls for Increased Corporate Responsibility and a Framework Convention

March 21, 2005
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Paris, France (PRWEB) March 21, 2005 — Participants at the Second Global Forum on Pharmaceutical Anticounterfeiting in Paris demand increased cooperation at all levels and a framework convention to fight counterfeiting of medicines. Combating counterfeit drugs requires the involvement of all parties in the healthcare and pharmaceutical delivery system, placing the onus on manufacturers, all supply chain stakeholders, patients and…

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Huge risk in ordering from online pharmacies

March 20, 2005
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pharmacies through a friend who has tried to place orders for medicines through them. Could you please tell me what their legal status is? Are they safe to order medicines from? PAVAN DUGGAL SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2005 Read the full story at indiatimes.com.

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Minnesota to tap britain for cheaper drugs

March 20, 2005
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ST. PAUL – Minnesota, the first state to operate a Web site that helps residents import cheaper medications from Canada, plans to expand the program to include British mail-order pharmacies, Gov. Tim Pawlenty said Friday. Associated Press March 20, 2005 Read the full story at billingsgazette.com.

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Treaty sought to end drugs counterfeiting

March 19, 2005
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World Health Organisation officials have called for an international treaty to help combat counterfeiting of medicines, a practice rampant in the developing world that is also on the rise in rich nations as a result of illegal internet sales. Published: March 19 2005 02:00 By Frances Williams Read the full story at news.ft.com.

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Internet druggist sentenced

March 18, 2005
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