Federal court sets hearing date for RX Depot

Monday, September 15th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

A hearing over the future of RX Depot has been scheduled for October 8th. The US Justice Department wants an injunction to stop the Tulsa based company from arranging Canadian drug purchases.

The government alleges importing drugs from Canada puts the public at risk, and violates federal law. That law says only pharmaceutical manufacturers can import their drug products from abroad.

Defense Attorney Fred Stoops says if the feds win their lawsuit, thousands of older Americans will no longer be able to afford life-sustaining drugs.