Buying Prescription Drugs from Canada

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    Canadian Drug Importation An Enduring Fantasy
    By Deroy Murdock, Scripps Howard News Service
    24-MAR-05

    "To me, it is a matter of common sense that Canada cannot be the drugstore for the United States," Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh declared in a Nov. 20, 2004, speech at Harvard Medical School. "Neither American consumers nor Canadian suppliers should have any illusions otherwise."

    As Canada's medication supplies grow tighter, some of its Internet pharmacies may ship dodgy drugs. The governments of Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Vermont and Wisconsin manage the I-Save-Rx Canadian drug-importation initiative. As Bloomberg News' John Lauerman reported March 9, Ontario-based CanaRx Services Inc., an I-Save-Rx supplier, is considering selling Indian inventory. Temple University researchers estimate that some 35 percent of the world's counterfeit drugs are from India, making it Earth's leader in phony pharmaceuticals.

    "This admission of possible use of Indian drugs goes to show you what we've feared all along," warned Missouri Pharmacy Association CEO Ron Fitzwater. "Internet suppliers are looking to foreign countries, some that are noted counterfeiters, for profit and are putting the health and safety of consumers second."

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    Counterfeit drug trade hits $30B mark...
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    Global Trade in Fake Drugs Tops $30 Billion
    October 04, 2012 - The World Health Organization estimates that 25 percent of medicines sold in poor countries are counterfeit. Monitoring by the World Bank and others suggests the overall global trade in fake and substandard drugs is now more than $30 billion per year. Experts are asking for stricter regulation and better international collaboration to check this public health menace.
     
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    I buy mine in Mexico
     
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    I buy mine at the veternarian.
     
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    French led effort nabs counterfeit drug traffickers...
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    Operaton Pangea seizes counterfeit drugs
    Oct. 5,`12 (UPI) -- A series of raids in 100 countries led to the seizure of 3.75 million doses of counterfeit pharmaceuticals, Interpol, based in Frances, said Friday.

     

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