Legislation is pending that will open United States borders to imported prescription drugs. If it passes, America could be flooded with dangerous copycat and counterfeit drugs from China and other countries with poor records on consumer safety.
If we can't ensure safe children's toys from abroad, how can we ensure safe prescription drugs?
Proponents promise that imported drugs will bring savings. But the magnitude of those savings is debatable, and the policy will risk consumers' health.
By Joel C. White
27 November 2007