Is the FDA opening a door for counterfeit drug trade? – Pacific Research Institute

Is the FDA opening a door for counterfeit drug trade?

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave the go-ahead last month for Florida to import prescription drugs in bulk from Canada. If all goes according to plan, the state government will be able to dispense certain Canadian-sourced drugs to people who receive care through the state Department of Corrections, the state Department of Children and Families, and the state Agency for Persons with Disabilities.

Texas is still awaiting federal review of its scheme for importing prescription drugs from Canada, which was established by a state law that took effect last September. The Lone Star State’s importation program may still be years away from going live.

Florida is the first to get the green light from federal regulators to import prescription drugs. “After years of federal bureaucrats dragging their feet,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said, “Florida will now be able to import low-cost, life-saving prescription drugs.”

Click to read the full article in The Dallas Morning News.

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