Nearly 170 organization urge Congress to protect patients from hazards of drug importation
Today nearly 170 organizations joined the Partnership for Safe Medicines in urging Congress to maintain safe access to medicine and oppose importation. In part, the letter said, “No patient is served well by a drug from an unknown source, that has been stored under unknown conditions, and which contains unknown ingredients because it passed through unlicensed, foreign middlemen who operate beyond U.S. law.” Read the entire letter. Read the press release.
Inconvenient facts about drug importation proponents don’t want you to hear
Did you know Canadian pharmacists are not allowed to dispense medication to an American with their American doctor’s prescription? Canadian pharmacists who do this are breaking the law.
Did you know that Canada’s patient community is opposed to Americans raiding their drug supply? Given the fact that America is nine times the size of Canada, Canadian patient advocates are worried about Americans depleting Canada’s supply and oppose American laws regarding export of their drug supply to America.