Drug Importation

Drug Importation News Coverage

Trump Opens Door To Drug Imports From Canada
Tom Howell Jr.
The Washington Times

Trump Administration Outlines Plans For Eventual Importation Of Cheaper Drugs
Yasmeen Abutaleb and Laurie McGinley
The Washington Post

States’ Quixotic Efforts to Import Prescription Drugs From Canada
Terry Wilcox
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Patients Rising
Inside Sources

Importing Bad Ideas on Drug Prices
The Editorial Board
The Wall Street Journal

Canadian Shelves ‘Would Run Dry’ If U.S. Imports Drugs
Sarah Owermohle and Alexander Panetta

The Delusion of Foreign Drug Importation
Peter Pitts
President, Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
The Detroit News

Lower Drug Prices Aren’t Worth Higher Health Risks
Libby Baney, JD
Principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, Senior Advisor to ASOP Global
Drug Topics

Just Say ‘No’ to Drugs from China
David M. Luna
President and CEO, Luna Global Networks & Convergence Strategies LLC


The Global Fight Against Illegal Online Pharmacies and Counterfeit Medicines
Libby Baney, JD
Principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, Senior Advisor to ASOP Global
Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global)

Opening Our Borders to Canadian Pharmacies Will Endanger U.S. ConsumersASOP Global-BuySafeRx Executive Director Libby Baney
Libby Baney
Principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting, Senior Advisor to 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

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

Minority Communities Need Better Health Care, Not Counterfeit Drugs
Garfield Clunie, Chairman of the Board, National Medical Association
Richard Williams, President, National Medical Board
Morning Consult

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

The Hidden Danger Of Loosening Regulations On Prescription Imports
D. Wayne Taylor
Executive Director
The Cameron Institute

Congress shouldn’t let a dangerous world into our medicine cabinets
Robert C. Barchiesi
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
ADAP Advocacy Association

Easing drug imports would mean more lives lost to counterfeit medicines
Kenneth Thorpe
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Congress, don’t bring Europe’s counterfeit drug problem to the US
Peter Leininger
Former Enforcement Attorney
FDA’s Office of Chief Counsel (2012-2017)

Drug Safety and Security Is Life and Death
Eric O’Neill
Cyber Security Consultant, the Georgetown Group
Former FBI Counterintelligence Operative

Prescription drug importation is dangerous for Alaskans
Paul Honeman
Former Anchorage Assemblyman and retired Anchorage Police Department Lieutenant

A Wider Drug Threat
Charlie Cichon
Executive Director
National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators

Proposed bill could fuel the opioid epidemic
George M. Karavetsos
Former Director, U.S. FDA’s Office of Criminal Investigations

OPINION: Prescription drug importation is dangerous for Alaskans
Paul Honeman
Former Anchorage Assemblyman and Anchorage Police Department Lieutenant