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WWheeler
10-19-2004, 08:47 AM
Ottawa prepares to help U.S. on flu shots

By GRAEME SMITH AND BRIAN LAGHI
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail

Canada is willing to ship millions of flu shots south of the border to ease panic in the United States over a vaccine shortage, but health officials warn that the process might take months and would fill only a tiny fraction of the U.S. demand.

Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer, said cross-border talks are already under way that might allow the United States to import about 1.2 million vaccine doses from a Canadian manufacturer's stockpile and possibly another million doses from Canada's public supply.

mmd
10-19-2004, 11:28 AM
...and there's movement afoot to stop one of the other drug problems that the US government has with Canada:

"The Canadian government must stop the online sale of drugs to U.S. customers before it leads to a severe shortage north of the border, a coalition of health lobby groups said on Monday." - Reuters

The full story is here (http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=6532639) .

Jim H
10-19-2004, 12:57 PM
Thanks for the assist but you may very well wish to stop seling drugs to the U.S. I'm guessing that the Canadian makers of Vioxx will be included in the class action lawsuit with Merck.