Op-Eds and Blogs

Battling the Epidemic of Illegal Online Drug Sellers and Counterfeit Medicines
Libby Baney, ASOP Global and Carmen Catizone, NABP
U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
Quality Matters

Opening Our Borders to Canadian Pharmacies Will Endanger U.S. ConsumersASOP Global-BuySafeRx Executive Director Libby Baney
Libby Baney
Executive Director, Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global)
Morning Consult

Drug Importation from Canada Increases Patient Risk with No Guarantee of Lower Prices
Ronald T. Piervincenzi, PhD
CEO, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
The Hill

Applying Lessons of ‘Fake News’ to Online Pharmacies, Drug Importation Policies
The Honorable Mary Bono
Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1998 to 2013)
Morning Consult

Canada is not the United States’ Drugstore
Leona Aglukkaq
Canadian Minister of Health (2008-2013)
The Washington Post

Drug Importation is Dangerous
Ali Schroer, LCSW
Online Pharmacy Victim
Washington Examiner

Drug Importation Will Threaten Supply Chain Security and the Patients It Protects
John M. Gray, President and CEO, Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA)
Steven C. Anderson, President and CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS)
The Hill

Why Bernie Sanders’ Drug Importation Bill Keeps Me Awake at Night
Derek Arnson
Former Nogales, AZ Chief of Police
Washington Examiner

Delaware: Just Say No to Drug Importation
Peter Houle
Executive Director, Delaware HIV Consortium
Delaware Online

Importing Canadian Drugs Could Harm HIV Patients
Scott Bertani
Director of Policy and Community Relations, Lifelong AIDS Alliance
The Daily Herald

Keep U.S. Supply of Prescription Drugs Uncorrupted
George M. Karavetsos
Former Director of the U.S. FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations
Miami Herald

Drug Reimportation Isn’t Such a Great Idea After All
Ellen L. Carmichael
President, the Lafayette Company
The Hayride

Cost of Drug Importation Could Unfairly Shift to Law Enforcement
Louis J. Freeh, JD
Former Director of the FBI
Philadelphia Inquirer

Sanders Is Wrong About Importing Pharmaceuticals
Liz MacMenamin
Vice President, Retail Association of Nevada
Elko Daily Free Press

Importation of Drug Price Controls Will Result in Unintended Consequences
Marty Connors
Chairman, Alabama Center/Right Coalition
Alabama.com

Importing Drugs from Canada is a Dangerous Game
Charlie Cichon
Executive Director, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators
Washington Examiner

The Dangers of Lowering U.S. Drug Restrictions from Canada
Robert Freeman, PhD
University of Maryland
The Hill

Why Drug Importation Is Flawed Policy
Mike Leavitt
Former Secretary of Health and Human Services (2005-2009)
Morning Consult

Drug Importation Has Widespread Implications on Access
Vidya Ramesh, Associate Director, Market Access Solutions
Sandip Shah, President, Market Access Solutions
The Hill

Legalizing Drug Importation Harms Texas Patients, Economy
Thomas R. Kowalski
President and CEO, Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute
My Statesman

Revisiting a Proposal to Allow Drug Importation is a Mistake
Ron Klink
Senior Policy Adviser, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
The Hill

My Turn: Legalizing foreign drug imports will worsen opioid crisis
Kevin P. St. James
Rockingham County Commissioner
Concord Monitor

Drug Importation Brings on Unnecessary Risk and Harmful Unknowns
Douglas E. Schoen
Political Strategist and Author
Forbes

Bipartisan Effort to Lower Drug Prices Would Hurt Illinois Workers
Joseph Gaspero
CEO and Co-Founder
Center for Healthcare Innovation
State Journal-Register

Proposed drug importation law will worsen U.S. opioid epidemic
George M. Karavetsos
Former Director
FDA Office of Criminal Investigations

Proposed drug importation law will worsen U.S. opioid epidemic
George M. Karavetsos
Former Director
FDA Office of Criminal Investigations

Congress shouldn’t let a dangerous world into our medicine cabinets
Robert C. Barchiesi
President
International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC)

U.S. lawmakers should say no to drug import legislation
Felicity Homsted, PharmD, BCPS
Chief Pharmacy Officer
Penobscot Community Health Care

Importing drugs from other countries undermines safety
James C. Greenwood
President and CEO
Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO)

Importing drugs may endanger patients
Aliyah N. Horton
Executive Director
Maryland Pharmacists Association

Imports poison pills
Thurbert Baker, former Georgia Attorney General
Bill McCollum, former Florida Attorney General
Scranton Times Tribune

Importing drugs may endanger patients
Dr. Terrell Sellers, MD
Addiction Specialist
Provo, UT

Importing prescription drugs could worsen opioid crisis
Bill McCollum, Former Member of Congress and FL Attorney General
Orlando Sentinel

Drug importation policy is a hard pill to swallow
Brandon Macsata
CEO
ADAP Advocacy Association