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Comment: Importing Canadian drugs could harm HIV patients

This editorial by Scott Bertani was published in the Washington Herald on May 7, 2017. Mr. Bertani is the Director of Policy and Community Relations for Lifelong AIDS Alliance, a nonprofit health advocacy group based in Western Washington. Congress recently introduced a bill that would permit pharmacists and patients to import prescription drugs from Canada.…

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Economist: Drug Importation Will Not Improve Health Care Affordability

This editorial by Wayne Winegarden, Ph.D. appeared in Forbes on April 27, 2017. Dr. Winegarden is the Managing Editor for EconoSTATS and a senior Fellow in Business and Economics at the Pacific Research Institute. The growing problem of health care affordability requires prompt and effective policy solutions. However, just as the wrong medical diagnosis will…

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Carmichael: Drug Reimportation Isn’t Such A Great Idea After All

Ellen L. Carmichael’s editorial appeared in the Hayride on May 5, 2017. Carmichael formerly served as press secretary to now-Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D. She is currently president of The Lafayette Company. As the country debates the future of Obamacare, many Americans have overlooked another crucial health care fight looming: drug price…

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A Patient Speaks Out: “Drug importation is dangerous.”

Ali Schroer wrote this editorial for the Washington Examiner on May 10, 2017. Like millions of Americans, I take allergy medicine. A few years ago, my doctor urged me to bid farewell to my local pharmacy and instead buy my medication from an online Canadian drug store, where it was cheaper. What terrible advice! The…

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Karavetsos: Keep U.S. supply of prescription drugs uncorrupted

George Karavetsos, former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations wrote this editorial for the Miami Herald on May 6, 2017. There is no doubt that the increasingly globalized nature of trade within the United States and around the globe has opened the door to an expansive number of goods…

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