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Canada Eyes Changes to Large Prescriptions

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Canada Eyes Changes to Large Prescriptions

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Canada Eyes Changes to Large Prescriptions

Canada Eyes Changes to Large Prescriptions

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Canada's minister of health is announcing new proposals that could restrict exports of prescription drugs to the U.S. He wants to head off sales of Canadian drugs to large chain stores in the United States. The proposals include requiring proof that patients have established a relationship with a Canadian doctor before a pharmacy fills an order. It's unclear how the new rules will affect the sales of prescription drugs between the two countries.

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