PFIZER STOPS SELLING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO CANADIAN DRUGSTORES.
Pfizer Inc. has stopped selling prescription drugs prescription drug Prescription medication Pharmacology An FDA-approved drug which must, by federal law or regulation, be dispensed only pursuant to a prescription–eg, finished dose form and active ingredients subject to the provisos of the Federal Food, Drug, to Canadian mail-order pharmacies thought to be reimporting the drugs into the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. at a cheaper price than American consumers would have to pay for the same drugs if purchased from a U.S. pharmacy.
Pfizer said it was halting its sales in order to ensure sufficient Pfizer medicines are available in Canada for Canadians.
Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch Mike Hatch (born November 12, 1948) is an American politician, and was attorney general of Minnesota from 1999 - 2007. In 2006, he was the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party nominee for governor. called that concern for Canadians "phony."
The House last year passed a bill authorizing the reimportation re·im·port
tr.v. re·im·port·ed, re·im·port·ing, re·im·ports
To bring back into a country (goods made from its exported raw materials).
re·im of drugs into this country, but the Senate has not acted.