Policy experts speak out against importation

09/17/2004 | Bangor Daily News (Maine) (free registration)

At a forum sponsored by the Maine Public Policy Institute, Canadian and America opponents of drug importation offered reasons why they oppose the practice. A Canadian economist argued the Canadian government negotiates drug prices, largely to compensate for an overall lower standard of living in Canada than in the U.S., and Americans who purchase drugs from Canada will force prices there to increase. An FDA representative reiterated the U.S. government's stance that drug safety cannot be guaranteed when drugs are imported from other countries.

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