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Forum Post: Maine sued by Big Pharma because it won’t stop foreign drug imports

Posted 8 years ago on Nov. 10, 2013, 8:16 a.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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The plaintiffs — Maine pharmacists Charles Ouellette and Amelia Arnold, the Maine Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Retail Association of Maine, and Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA — want to stop Maine’s new Importation Law, which won approval in June and took effect in October. The law allows licensed retail pharmacies in Canada, Australia, New Zealand or the United Kingdom to export prescription medicines by mail to Maine residents for personal use.

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[-] 2 points by elf3 (4203) 8 years ago

Every time I see something like this the world grows a bit colder and I feel like I'm standing in room full of body snatchers - this is not the tide, this is not a hurricane or some uncontrollable planetary force, this is an imposed structure being forced down our throats by roughly one percent of the population - get off you lazy asses America - this is your Democracy (if you can keep it) Move to Amend!!!!*

[-] 2 points by HCHC4 (-28) 8 years ago

From the article:

"Maine’s response argues that the state has no obligation to regulate pharmacies there if it chooses not to. “Maine is free to choose not to regulate the conduct of pharmacies located in other countries – even if those pharmacies may engage in conduct that violates the FDCA,”

Big Pharma is a centralized power monster. Upend the beast.