Canada Drugs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Food and Drug Administration says a shipper of Canadian drugs is breaking U.S. law by supplying employees of a U.S. city.

FDA says CanaRx puts American customers at risk. The agency says it has no way to be sure that drugs sent from Canada are safe.

A lawyer for the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, says city employees have reported no problems with their medications. He says Canada's drug monitoring is at least as good as America's, and the drugs are often the same but far cheaper in Canada. He says the employees like the program, and federal claims of safety issues are bogus.

An FDA official says the government could have the company prosecuted and the drugs seized. But he says no decision has been made yet.


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