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License Reinstated for Canadian Pharmacist Who Sold Counterfeit Cancer Drugs to the US

Canadian internet pharmacist Kristjan Thorkelson had his license reinstated by the College of Pharmacists of Manitoba only days after the regulatory authority suspended him, according to a report by CBC News. The sudden reversal reinforces LegitScript’s assertion that Canadian regulation of these internet pharmacies is inadequate for protecting US consumers. The Canadian regulatory authority confirmed…

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New tools in the fight against counterfeit drugs

A recent innovation from an India-based company aims to protect people from counterfeit drugs and makes it as easy as sending a text message or scanning a bar code. So far, 300 million pharmaceutical packages — both prescription and over-the-counter — have been imprinted with information that consumers can use to check a product’s authenticity,…

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