Internet pharmacy: the tug-of-war intensifies

Korcok, Milan
March 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/16/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 6, p946
Academic Journal
Comments on the efforts of the U.S. government to curb drug reimportation from Canada through online pharmacies, as of March 2004. Estimate on the value of U.S. drug purchases from Canada; Impact of the drug reimportation on U.S. drug manufacturers and pharmacists; Safety violations cited by Minnesota state regulators at inspected Canadian pharmacies.


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