reimportation


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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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The question that drug reimportation poses is: Why do some people think it is necessary to reimport drugs from Canada or other countries?
More than a year ago, Vermont sought a waiver from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorizing a pilot reimportation plan.
Supporters of reimportation have the necessary votes in the House and Senate, but it's unclear when the issue might come up for a vote, John Rother, director of policy and strategy at AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons), said in an interview.
The AMA's position on patient safety and reimportation could change once it reviews a forthcoming report from a task force of the Department of Health and Human Services, the policy said.
Reduce the cost of pharmaceuticals by allowing the government to use its buying power to obtain price discounts--an option forbidden by the Medicare Modernization Act--and permitting reimportation of medication from Canada.
The clever event had past AAPS presidents debating the topic of how "Drug Price Controls and Reimportation Issues Will Negatively Affect the Pharmaceutical Sciences.
A resolution calls on the Food and Drug Administration to clarify its policy regarding "criminalization" of drug reimportation for personal use.
not to encourage reimportation but to allow incentives to surface that will force wider use of market practices worldwide.
For some of the issues that are uppermost in insurers' minds--including medical-malpractice tort reform, Medicare and Medicaid reform, privatization of Social Security, reimportation of prescription drugs and providing health insurance for the uninsured--the two presidential candidates have very different approaches.
Today's supermarket pharmacies are encountering complex challenges associated with Medicare reform, mail order and reimportation," Sansolo points out.
Encourages reimportation of lower-priced drugs from Canada.
Even though Amgen has established a presence in Canada, the company continues to express concern about the reimportation of drugs.