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Importation from Canada dropping

Executive Summary

According to Health Canada, there has been a substantial and steady decline in cross-border drug sales since the beginning of 2006 - a trend that could temper support for importation legislation, which will likely be considered in the Democrat-led Congress (1"The Pink Sheet" Nov. 13, 2006, p. 3). In light of possible action and a recent U.S. law allowing personal importation, groups representing Canadian pharmacists, patients and distributors recently requested an immediate ban on bulk and retail drug exports. Health Canada says such a ban would be "premature" and that it sees no evidence to suggest individual importation poses an imminent threat to the Canadian drug supply...

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