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Tide turns for imported drugs

originally posted: 11/22/2006  reposted: 2/18/2011 This post has not been recently reviewed or revised by the author and may be out of date. If in doubt, please send a new question or ask for an update.

Q: Are drugs bought from Canadian pharmacies legal in the U.S.?

A: The official position of the U.S. government was that these drugs were illegal even though some state and local governments endorsed the arrangements. Just recently a U.S. Senate Sub-committee endorsed a plan for the re-importation of lower cost prescription drugs, clearing the path toward legitimacy of these arrangements. It is completely ridiculous that our national laws require drug companies to ship medicines made in the U.S. outside of the U.S. just so that they can be sold back to U.S. citizens at lower prices.


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