Law Could Stop Canadian Drugs

1-20-05 – The Canadian Health Minister is attempting to put a stop to American doctors who send drug orders to Canada. Almost 2 million Americans purchase their drugs from Canada because of the lower cost.

Some say importing the drugs is unsafe since there are no FDA regulations for the medication. But others think importing drugs is the only affordable option for several in need of treatment.

If there is a change in the law, it might help bring down American drug prices since it would create a more competitive market. The Canadian Cabinet hopes to make a decision later this month.