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reimportation

(rē″ĭm-pawr-tā′shŭn)
The purchase of drugs manufactured in their source nation by another nation to which the drugs are exported. At times it yields significant price advantages to the purchaser. Drugs manufactured in the U.S. are sometimes marketed abroad to other nations at low cost. The purchase of these drugs by American consumers from foreign pharmacies may yield cost savings accompanied by the risk that they may prove to be counterfeit or contaminated versions of the originals.
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There are two objectives here: patient safety, to ensure that the drugs reaching patients are original and unexpired, and preventing the illegal diversion and reimportation of drugs.
3) If the Secretary were to allow reimportation from Canada, Canadian residents may encounter drug supply limits.
If the Canadian pharmacists' fears are justified, reimportation could force our northern neighbors to share that burden.
The biggest argument against reimportation is safety," he writes.
In addition to supporting the system "transformation" recommended by President Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, Kennedy's major behavioral health--related initiatives are likely to be limited to legal reimportation of prescription drugs from other industrial countries and full funding for the federal contribution to educational opportunities for children with mental or emotional disabilities.
Instead, Kennedy has announced that his healthcare priorities will be reducing the cost of prescription drugs for Medicare beneficiaries and permitting legal reimportation of prescription drugs from other industrial countries.
After enduring the brutal business culture change, he spotted such anomalies as weird bonus calculations, marketing that encouraged off-label and inappropriate usage, sales figures that made no sense, reimportation, and questionable pricing.
Drug companies were desperate for a privately run program without price controls, in order to mute demands for reimportation of drugs from foreign countries, where they are cheaper.
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In their letter, the American Meat Institute, National Cattlemen's Beef Association, National Chicken Council, National Meat Association, National Pork Producers Council and National Turkey Federation worry that if the reimportation plan is shelved, China could cut its purchases of not only U.
A number of filter companies already have manufacturing capabilities in Asia and manufacture some filters there for reimportation into the U.
In response to concerns that the international availability of less expensive textbooks might negatively affect textbook sales, publishers have taken steps to limit large-scale textbook reimportation.