FDA Opens Door to Importing Scarce and Costly Drugs

JILL WECHSLER | July 20, 2018

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For years, consumer advocates and state officials have pushed for access to less expensive prescription medicines available overseas, only to meet stiff resistance from FDA and government health authorities claiming that such action could bring unsafe and harmful products into the U.S. This opposition has come from both Democratic and  Republican administrations, bolstered by evidence that drugs supposedly from Canada or Europe are often of unknown origin and are shipped by unscrupulous website operators.

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