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Canada law could stop prescription drug exports to US

[JURIST] Canadian Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh [official website] announced plans on Wednesday for Canada to ban the bulk export of prescription medicines [Health Canada press release] under certain circumstances and conditions. Legislation to change the Canadian Food and Drugs Act [text] to allow the government to ban the export of drugs as necessary will be introduced in the fall. Dosanjh said the proposed changes come in response to the possibility of the US allowing such imports and concerns about consequential shortfalls in Canadian supplies. "Canada cannot be the drugstore for the United States of America," Dosanjh said. CBC News has more.

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