Canada to announce new regulations on drug exports

Canada's health minister is preparing an announcement banning bulk exports of pharmaceuticals south of the border, according to the Globe and Mail. The minister is also expected to discuss new regulations on co-signing prescription drugs and will put a new monitoring system in place to keep tabs on any developing drug shortages. The government's moves are aimed at preventing the growing trade in prescription drugs from creating supply problems for Canadians. US residents have been obtaining prescription drugs from Canada, where government pricing policies have kept costs down.

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