Nelson Questions Drug Seizures

Sen. Bill Nelson wants to know what’s behind stepped-up seizures of Canadian drugs from cash strapped senior citizens.

Nelson is calling for an inspector general to look into why the feds are seizing more Canadian drugs, and whether it’s part of an effort to force seniors into a new Medicare program.

“The Food and Drug Administration assured me that they were not going to harass our senior citizens, so why is this occurring right now? I want to know, is it because they’re trying to force seniors into the new Medicare prescription drug program that the seniors are so confused about?”

Nelson says the seniors are legally allowed to purchase the drugs from Canada. He’s received complaints from at least 10 seniors in Florida who are not enrolled in the Medicare program.

Two congressmen, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, are also calling for an explanation of the recent crackdown.