Importation

Importing drugs harms Americans’ safety: MacMenamin

Source: Reno Gazette Journal. Liz MacMenamin’s editorial was published in the Reno Gazette Journal on November 1, 2017. MacMenamin is is vice president of government affairs for the Retail Association of Nevada. Importing drugs harms Americans’ safety: MacMenamin Liz MacMenamin’s editorial was published in the Reno Gazette Journal on November 1, 2017. MacMenamin is is…

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Retail Association of Nevada Exec: drug importation puts Americans lives at risk

In her October 18, 2017 editorial for the Las Vegas Sun, Liz MacMenamin, vice president of government affairs for the Retail Association of Nevada, offers facts about drug importation:

Though this may appear as a simple and innocent fix to the problem of high drug prices, the reality is starkly different. Importation threatens the safety of all Americans and the security of the United States’ airtight pharmaceutical quality control system.

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PSM’s President Weighs in on Importation Fueling Fentanyl Epidemic

As PSM’s Board President, Dr. Marv Shepherd, wrote in an editorial for the Washington Examiner that was published on October 10, 2017, opening the United States to unregulated, imported drugs will offer fentanyl traffickers even more access to Americans:

“The reality is that criminals throughout the illegal supply chain from China to the streets of U.S. cities are making money at the cost of American lives. We need to be taking steps to eliminate illegal fentanyl from our communities, not providing new avenues for those who want to see just the opposite happen.”

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Texas Policy Analyst Questions Economic Impact and Safety of Drug Importation

Russell Withers, general counsel at the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute in Austin, believes that drug importation is “neither affordable nor safe.” In a September 20, 2017 editorial in the Austin-American Statesman , he argues that “it would hurt U.S. and Texas businesses, workers and patients’ and urges Texan congress members to oppose it.

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Former FBI agent warns that drug importation risks “counterfeiting, fraud and powerful narcotics in the wrong hands”

Former FBI agent Eric O’Neill warned about the dangers of drug importation in Inside Sources on September 20, 2017. “The lull of normalcy,” he writes, “masks very real threats to a relatively well-functioning system, including counterfeiting, fraud and powerful narcotics in the wrong hands…while costs are important, we shouldn’t circumvent the safeguards that keep our medicines safe and reliable.”

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