ASOP Canada Statement – Canada Drugs Case
The recent U.S. District Judge decision to penalize Canada Drugs (canadadrugs.com) and its Chief Executive Officer, Kris Thorkelson represents an important milestone in the enforcement against the illegal importation of non-FDA approved drugs through illegal drug wholesale and online pharmacies. The $34 million fine imposed on Canada Drugs culminates years of cooperation between Canada-U.S. regulatory authorities and law enforcement to hold Canada Drugs accountable for the sale of counterfeit cancer medications to U.S. consumers. The decision should serve as a deterrent for other sellers operating outside national and international laws and regulations. The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP) Global and ASOP Canada welcome continued cross-border cooperation among Canadian and U.S. authorities to protect Canadians and consumers around the world from the sale of counterfeit, substandard and unapproved medicines.
ABOUT THE ALLIANCE FOR SAFE ONLINE PHARMACIES
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with operations in U.S., Canada, Europe, India and Asia, is dedicated to protecting consumers around the world, ensuring safe access to medications, and combating illegal online drug sellers.
Elizabeth Harmon, Scott Circle Communications 202-695-8226