Saturday, October 09, 2004

From AARP:
States Defy FDA on Drug Importation
Weighing in where millions of ordinary Americans have already dared to tread, a growing number of states and cities are defying federal law and the power of the pharmaceutical industry to help people buy prescription drugs from abroad. In some cases they’re even filing lawsuits against those who try to stop them.

These smaller governments are in effect giving Washington an ultimatum: Allow Americans to buy lower-cost medications from Canada and other countries, or bring down drug prices at home. They’re also strongly challenging the position—long held by the White House, the Food and Drug Administration and the drug companies—that buying medications from licensed pharmacies abroad is not safe.

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