In this opinion piece, Gabriel Levitt poses the question: Is the FDA Misleading Congress About the Safety of Imported Medicines?
As Levitt writes, “We are in the midst of a public-health crisis” and we couldn’t agree more. Skyrocketing high drug prices have millions of Americans in a financial stranglehold – forcing too many people to make tough decisions that have significant economic and health consequences. All this while Big Pharma continues to hide behind half-truths and smoke-and-mirrors messaging in order to protect and increase their already outrageous profits.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has waged a high-profile public campaign to crack down on rogue pharmacies and online opioid drug dealers and we are 100 percent supportive of their efforts to rid our already delicate public-health system of these criminal enterprises.
In regards to personal prescription importation, the FDA has expressed commitment to lowering medication costs through exploring various proposals (including importation) and has acknowledged that Americans can safely buy medications from pharmacies in Canada.
Levitt calls out recent statements from the FDA that may be misleading to Congress, which may be driven by the influence of Big Pharma. He makes a strong case, check it out and let us know your thoughts by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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