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2008-06-18 18:00:45

By HUNT, Tom The long-running dispute over a controversial dispensing fee charged by almost all of the Nelson region's pharmacies has come to an end but could hit the pockets of the elderly hardest. Pharmacists and the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board have been in confidential mediation since early March, trying to sort out a solution to their dispute over the fee of about $1 an item, charged by all but one of the region's 24 pharmacies. Pharmacists say it is to cover a health...

2006-05-05 16:43:42

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Over objections by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Nevadans will be able to buy prescription drugs from Canada over the Internet starting next week, a spokesman for Gov. Kenny Guinn said on Friday. "Monday is the anointed day," said Steve George, a spokesman for the Republican governor, referring to when a state Web site linking consumers to pharmacies in Canada goes into operation. Nevada regulators gave the Web site their final blessing on Thursday...

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2005-09-20 08:55:00

NEW YORK -- Americans could save hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year on brand-name prescription drugs if they use a Canadian Internet pharmacy instead of their local drug store, researchers reported Monday. On average, their study found, Americans could save 24 percent on their prescriptions if they shopped at an online Canadian pharmacy rather than a U.S. drug chain. Depending on the type of drug and how many prescriptions a person has, the savings could add up to hundreds or...

2005-06-29 20:01:27

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will draw up legislation givingit the right to ban the bulk sale of prescription drugs andother medicines to the United States when necessary to protectdomestic supplies, Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh said onWednesday. He said Ottawa must be able to block plans by some U.S.states to make bulk purchases of medicines from Canada, whereprices are generally lower because of government-imposed limitson what pharmaceutical companies can charge for...

2005-06-29 20:34:58

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will draw up legislation givingit the right to ban the bulk sale of prescription drugs andother medicines to the United States when necessary to protectdomestic supplies, Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh said onWednesday. He said Ottawa must be able to block plans by some U.S.states to make bulk purchases of medicines from Canada, whereprices are generally lower because of government-imposed limitson what pharmaceutical companies can charge for...


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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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