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Canada to Prevent Distribution of Some Drugs Ahead of U.S. Rule

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Canada has imposed measures to limit the distribution of some drugs, a move that’s largely aimed at the U.S.

The Canadian government is putting the new guidelines in place to protect its drug supply from bulk sales across the border that could worsen the current deficit, Health Minister Patty Hajdu said in a statement. Companies will now be required to provide information to assess existing or potential shortages, and within 24 hours in serious cases.