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Counterfeit pills on social media are a stark reminder of how importation schemes could further threaten patient lives

By Gabby Migliara  |    July 6, 2022
Last month, as part of efforts to advance legislation reauthorizing the critical U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee agreements, the Senate HELP Committee included a dangerous proposal...   Read More

Why drug importation is bad for Americans

By Gabby Migliara  |    May 12, 2022
Drug importation schemes are dangerous and have significant negative consequences for both individuals and our health care system. Importation refers to when governments or individuals circumvent the...   Read More

PhRMA submits comments on FDA’s proposed rule on drug importation

By Nicole Longo  |    March 10, 2020
Yesterday, PhRMA submitted comments in response to the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed rule, “Importation of Prescription Drugs.” As PhRMA President and CEO Stephen J. Ubl stated when the...   Read More

Drug importation: An old idea that is still a bad idea

By Nicole Longo  |    January 28, 2020
2020 may have kicked off a new decade, but policymakers are stuck in the past, focusing on old, dangerous ideas like drug importation. For all the same reasons we’ve discussed before, drug...   Read More

What they’re saying: Safety is top concern for recent drug importation proposal

By Nicole Longo  |    August 8, 2019
Last week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released their “Safe Importation Action Plan,” which would allow importation of...   Read More

PhRMA CEO raises concerns with Florida importation proposal, highlights reforms needed to lower costs for patients

By Tiffany Haverly  |    May 8, 2019
PhRMA is committed to working with lawmakers to ensure patients can access and afford their medicines, but importation schemes that put patient safety at risk are the wrong approach. In a recent...   Read More

Look at the facts. Drug importation is dangerous.

By Nicole Longo  |    February 22, 2019
Today, 1 in 10 medicines worldwide and up to 50 percent of drugs consumed in developing nations are counterfeit. Importation proposals would open the U.S. borders to these dangerous and potentially...   Read More

Why state drug importation pilot programs don’t work

By Nick McGee  |    February 8, 2019
Across the country, some states are recirculating failed proposals that would establish state-run prescription medicine importation schemes. Such proposals would allow medicines from foreign...   Read More

ICYMI: Wall Street Journal highlights dangers of counterfeit medicines entering the United States through drug importation

By Nicole Longo  |    October 9, 2018
This week, the Wall Street Journal took a closer look at the very real threat drug importation poses, detailing how such schemes expose Americans to dangerous counterfeit medicines. The reporter put...   Read More

Former law enforcement officials raise concerns with drug importation proposals

By Nicole Longo  |    May 11, 2017
Time and again, proponents of drug importation schemes overlook the major impact such proposals would have on our law enforcement officers – the men and women who spend their lives protecting...   Read More

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