Pharmacists fear more drugs may fall into loophole that saw B.C. Ozempic sent to U.S – CTV

April 12, 2023

VANCOUVER – Canada’s pharmacists worry a lack of data about prescription management could see a repeat of the situation with diabetes and weight-loss drug Ozempic, in which thousands of doses have been mailed over the border to Americans.
Canadian Pharmacists Association vice-president of public affairs Joelle Walker said Americans buying cheaper Canadian drugs is nothing new.

But she said the case of Dr. David Davison, a Nova-Scotia-licensed physician based in Texas who is said by regulators to have prescribed large quantities of Ozempic to US-based customers via BC pharmacies, highlights the urgent need for a “national conversation” on how Canada can protect its prescription drug supply against such mass orders.

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia said last week it issued an interim suspension of Davison’s licence after learning of his alleged practices from the B.C. College of Pharmacists.

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