Wednesday, October 04, 2006

US to allow Canadian pharmaceuticals

I was going to post this here but decided to post it on my Detroit News blog instead so I'll just give you the money quotes here.

This is big news. Homeland Security announced in an e-mail to Congress that starting next week, Customs won't be confiscating Canadian pharmaceutical imports anymore. Now they're going to put the FDA back in charge and ignore small amounts of prescription drugs for personal use. "The policy change was due to political pressure from lawmakers and people who complained they were no longer receiving their medicine."

Still, it's a good policy. If they took that attitude with all drugs, they would save billions in enforcement costs and could spend their time going after dangerous, criminally irresponsible, organized drug dealers, instead of harmless consumers.
And maybe Customs could be looking for bombs instead of bongs.


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