Feds begin crackdown on Canadian Rx imports

Blassingame, Kelley M.
May 2003
Employee Benefit News;May2003, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p43
Focuses on the actions taken by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration against pharmacies illegally importing prescription drugs from Canada. Overview of a warning letter issued to the Rx Depot manager at the Lowell, Arkansas store; Response of Rx Depot president Carl Moore to the warning letter; Concerns of the opponents of importing prescription drugs from foreign pharmacies.


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