Canada Safeway is considering shipping wholesale Canadian prescription drugs to its parent company's network of 1,200 pharmacies in the U.S., and is considering competing head-to-head with Canadian Internet pharmacies by starting a mail-order business that would ship retail drugs directly to U.S. citizens. "Cross-border drugs are an opportunity for anyone in this market," said Barry Peachment, the company's director of pharmacy. It's unclear how the U.S. federal government would react to such a move.

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