Monday, July 09, 2007

Canadian dies from counterfeit drug

The irony is, of course, right there.

The first person confirmed dead from imported drugs is not a U.S. citizen, but a Canadian woman who got a drug not approved in Canada, but available in the U.S.

Only problem - the drug was counterfeit.

Read about this story here: Counterfeit drugs caused woman's death, coroner concludes

So now all the reactionary elements in American politics will claim drug reimportation claimed its first life. I'm sure they think it is too bad it wasn't American blood.

Of course there is a logical solution to all this. Make drug importation legal and regulated the trade, so that people don't go on the Internet when their money dries up.

As for people in Canada who try to get powerful sedatives available by prescription in the U.S. but not in Canada, well, I guess the drug lobby might have wished for a better example than that . . .

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