is something that sounds sensible on the surface.
3) If the Secretary were to allow reimportation
from Canada, Canadian residents may encounter drug supply limits.
If the Canadian pharmacists' fears are justified, reimportation
could force our northern neighbors to share that burden.
The pharmaceuucal industry had hoped, in backing the Medicare drug bill, to crush calls for reimportation
In their letter, the American Meat Institute, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Chicken Council, National Meat Association, National Pork Producers Council and National Turkey Federation worry that if the reimportation
plan is shelved, China could cut its purchases of not only U.
In response to concerns that the international availability of less expensive textbooks might negatively affect textbook sales, publishers have taken steps to limit large-scale textbook reimportation
had earlier stated that he would delay the Leavitt vote unless the Senate guaranteed a vote on drug reimportation
legislation that he is cosponsoring with Sen.
It features articles and reports on such topics as outcomes research, patient education, program evaluation, direct-to-consumer advertising of prescription medications, medication adherence, health systems reform, web-based pharmacies, reimportation
, and health profession workforce issues.
For example, legislation authorizing the reimportation
of lower priced medicine from safe and reputable sources in other industrialized nations would offer short-term relief to increasing costs and encourage further reforms here in America.
Another issue that is likely to come up in Congress this year is legalizing the reimportation
of drugs from other countries.
The policy urges the AMA to educate members regarding the risks and benefits associated with reimportation
2493) that would give the FDA one year to create a system allowing the reimportation
of prescription drugs from Canada and three years to expand the system to the European Union.