December 16, 2004

JUST WAIT'LL YOU CAN MAIL-ORDER MEAT FROM ABROAD:

Drugs from anywhere: As importation networks spread, concerns for consumer safety grow (Christopher Rowland, Globe Staff | December 16, 2004, Boiston Globe)

At the back of the steel warehouse, pharmacists in lab coats are fetching bottles of prescription drugs from dimly lit shelves. They bear labels in French, Spanish, and Italian. Some come from New Zealand, 8,225 miles away.

Next stop: Minnesota.

The importation of drugs from abroad, which is illegal under US law, is going global, and this is the newest beachhead. Increasingly stymied at home, Canadian Internet pharmacies are branching out. They are setting up operations outside of Canada to buy drugs from around world and shipping them to US consumers.

The Bahamas warehouse is operated by CanadaRx.net, a Hamilton, Ontario, company that has been running a website since 1998. Exactly how many Canadian operations have set up shop elsewhere is unclear, but the Canadian International Pharmacy Association says it knows of operations similar to CanadaRx.net in St. Kitts and Barbados.


The Left became so enamored of the reimportation hoax that they predictably forgot why they once championed the FDA..

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 16, 2004 12:13 PM
Comments

Which shows the futility of governmental price controls in the global internet era. At some point Canadians will be forced to bear the true cost of their socially engineered medical benefits.

Posted by: Robert Duquette at December 16, 2004 1:32 PM

The importation issue makes one wonder: who will be liable if/when someone dies from taking adulterated medicine? The governor of the state that allows (and encourages) it? The Canadian PM? The Secretary of HHS? The border guard? The postman who delivers it? George Bush? Hillary Clinton? Mickey Mouse?

Posted by: jim hamlen at December 16, 2004 3:47 PM

If this works, what will they say when we move to abolish the FDA?

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at December 16, 2004 8:43 PM

Where can I order some Ibex or Wildabeast steaks?

Posted by: Bobbie at December 18, 2004 12:46 AM
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