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  • Overseas pharmacy suppliers sell for less

    Posted on April 12th, 2022 cwmoore No comments

    I depend on online Canadian pharmacies to afford my medication, which costs $45/90 days via Canada versus USA prices of $250+/90 days (or more). If the DRUGS Act passes, the medications and savings that I get through online Canadian pharmacies will no longer be accessible to me and millions of other Americans.

    The Big Pharma special interests supporting the DRUGS Act claim that the bill would address illegal sales of opioids online; however, the bill fails to even mention the words opioids or fentanyl. Instead, the bill targets ‘non-domestic’ pharmacies – international pharmacies that millions of Americans depend on for safe and affordable drugs. Safe, licensed international pharmacies require valid prescriptions and don’t sell controlled substances.

    The Big Pharma groups backing the DRUGS Act habitually and shamelessly exploit the opioid crisis to attack prescription importation. What is most appalling, one endorser took $1 million from Purdue Pharma, the maker of the highly addictive opioid painkiller OxyContin. The special interests endorsing this legislation include Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP), Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM), and National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP). These organizations are funded by the biggest pharmaceutical companies – AstraZenca, Merck, Pfizer, and others- like Purdue.

    This legislation has not be enacted yet! So we still have time to comment. The bill is sponsored by, Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and they introduced a billed called the Domain Reform for Unlawful Drug Sellers (DRUGS) Act. This was followed up by identical text from Congressmen David McKinley (R-WV) and Bobby Rush (D-IL), who introduced the House of Representatives version of the bill.

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