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PFIZER STOPS SELLING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO CANADIAN DRUGSTORES.

Pfizer Inc. has stopped selling prescription drugs to Canadian mail-order pharmacies thought to be reimporting the drugs into the United States 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 called that concern for Canadians "phony."

The House last year passed a bill authorizing the reimportation of drugs into this country, but the Senate has not acted.
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Date:Feb 23, 2004
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