Prescription Drugs Imported from Canada Won't Lower Prices for American Consumers, Experts Say, CBS News, December 20, 2019
"...while they applaud the policy's goal, experts say the plan to allow foreign drug imports is unlikely to significantly lower costs in the U.S."
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Importation Scheme Will Jeopardize Patient Health, Do Little to Lower Drug Costs, BIO, December 18, 2019
“Patients deserve access to the medicines they need with out-of-pocket costs they can afford. Under no circumstance should we risk patient safety to achieve this goal, yet that’s exactly what this dangerous importation scheme will do."
Federal-Importation 
4 weeks ago
National Consumers League Urges Caution Following HHS Drug Importation Announcement, December 20, 2019
The NCL's "primary concerns are that this proposed new rule will put the public at greater risk of counterfeit drugs while not clearly passing on any cost savings on to consumer."
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4 weeks ago
Pharmacy Associations Offer Perspective on Canada Drug Import Proposa, Drug Topics, December 20, 2019
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists "has long been opposed to importing drugs from Canada due to safety concerns. 'One of our main concerns with the safety of importation is potentially bypassing safety requirements intended to protect against contaminated or counterfeit medications."”
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4 weeks ago
4 Reasons Trump’s Drug Importation Plan Won’t Work, POLITICO, December 18, 2019
When the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office reviewed the prospects of importation in 2004, it concluded that it would lead to few drugs entering the U.S., and small savings. And only drops from that pot of savings will flow to consumers.
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4 weeks ago
APhA Alarmed by HHS/FDA Drug Importation Plans, American Pharmacist's Association, December 18, 2019
"Today's proposal undermines the DSCSA's protections by introducing unsecure foreign prescription drug packages into our drug supply and commingling them with secure FDA-approved products. The lack of clarity around unknown, unproven cost savings does not justify jeopardizing U.S. supply chain integrity and patient safety."
Federal-Importation 
4 weeks ago
Lowering Prescription Drug Costs, December 2, 2019
Canada relies on imported prescription drugs, and cannot readily expand production to meet U.S. demand. Canada imports approximately 70% of its prescription drugs.
Federal-Importation 
5 weeks ago
Statement From Canada's Acting Ambassador To the United States on U.S. Importation of Pharmaceutical Drugs from Canada, December 18, 2019
“While safe and secure, the Canadian market is too small to have a real impact on U.S. drug prices. The U.S. consumes 44% of the global prescription drug supply, compared to Canada’s 2%.”
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5 weeks ago
US Officials Unveil Drug Import Plans Without Committing to Timing, Savings, December 18, 2019
Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the administration also does not have a projection on any cost savings from importing drugs into the U.S.
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