Drugstore Cowboy
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Drugstore Cowboy

2004_11_12dosanjh.jpgThere’s a new sheriff in town, and his name’s Ujjal Dosanjh. The Canadian Health Minister says he won’t let Internet pharmacies ship Canada’s prescription drug supply to the U.S. Dosanjh and his newfound toughness comes as the United States still can’t figure out their flu vaccine or soaring drug costs. The government is considering cracking down on doctors whose signatures allow the export of our drugs, Dosanjh said to CTV News. This comes on the heels of Dosanjh’s speech at Harvard Medical School in Boston, where he said that “Canada cannot be the drugstore of the United States.” Essentially what he is saying is that the U.S. will have to go somewhere else for their drug fix. This Chretien-like stance probably doesn’t help recovering Canada-U.S. relations, but it does make Dosanjh a sort of a rebel hero here at the Torontoist offices.