The pharmaceuucal industry had hoped, in backing the Medicare drug bill, to crush calls for 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.
Prescription drug reimportation
is likely to resurface in this legislative session.
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.
The clever event had past AAPS presidents debating the topic of how "Drug Price Controls and Reimportation
Issues Will Negatively Affect the Pharmaceutical Sciences.
The committee has praised trade agreement provisions that restrict pharmaceutical reimportation
, but urged still stronger rules.
A resolution calls on the Food and Drug Administration to clarify its policy regarding "criminalization" of drug reimportation
for personal use.
of lower-priced drugs from Canada.
Even though Amgen has established a presence in Canada, the company continues to express concern about the reimportation
2328), which would legalize the reimportation
of prescription drugs.
The House last year passed a bill authorizing the reimportation
of drugs into this country, but the Senate has not acted.