The Security of the Drug Supply Chain, Patient Safety and Drug Importation
April 28, 2017
ASOP Global and The Pew Charitable Trusts held a briefing on Capitol Hill to discuss illegal online pharmacies; protections provided by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act; risks associated with legalizing importation of prescription medicines from Canada and other countries; and consequences for patients who are exposed to unsafe products.
Tell Congress To Keep Our Medicines Safe
Congress is set to consider new legislation that would legalize importation of prescription medicines from foreign countries outside the jurisdiction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Such a policy would put Americans at increased risk of receiving counterfeit or otherwise unsafe medications, including controlled substances offered by illegal foreign online pharmacies without a prescription, contributing to the opioid epidemic in the U.S.