Canada Drugs

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Canada Drugs otherwise known as, was one of the first companies in the suddenly growing Canadian internet mail-order pharmacy industry.[1][2][3][4] It was started in 2001 by Kris Thorkelson as an off-shoot of a chain of four local pharmacies (The Prescription Shop) in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. At the time, it was Canada's largest pharmacy providing world-wide prescription services and has filled over 1,000,000 international and Canadian prescriptions through its mail order facilities. It was shut down as a result of litigation by the US federal government.[5][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Aidan Hollis, "How Cheap are Canada's Drugs Really?", Pharma Marketing News,Vol. 3, No. 8, VirSci Corp., Sept. 2004.
  2. ^ a b Eric Palmer, "Feds indict Canada Drugs for sales of fake and foreign Avastin", FiercePharma. Aug 11, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Joseph Keenan, "Feds get guilty plea in Canadian counterfeit internet drug sales case", FiercePharma. Apr 25, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Eric Palmer, "Clients shrug as FDA slams Canadian firm shipping cheap drugs to U.S.", FiercePharma. Mar 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Canada Drugs' history and closure, "What Happened to Canada Drugs and Why", 21st May, 2018.