Canadian Pharmacy Resumes Drug Sales To Ohio Seniors
September 5, 2002 at 5:45 PM EDT - Updated August 2 at 6:13 AM
CLEVELAND (AP) - A pharmacy in Windsor, Ontario, has resumed shipments of prescription drugs to Ohioans after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration told its owners in June to stop.
Ohio seniors had saved as much as 85 percent on drugs at Hunter's Pharmacy. Labor unions and U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown have sponsored bus trips across the border to the pharmacy. The Lorain Democrat has been critical of the high drug prices in the U.S.
But FDA spokesman Brad Stone said that the agency's warning to Hunter's Pharmacy stands. Stone said that it's illegal to ship foreign versions of FDA-approved drugs into the U.S.
Pharmacy owner Michael Hunter said that he's not breaking any rules.
He said that he's not sending commercial shipments to the U.S. for resale, he's just filling prescriptions for individual customers.
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