Bill will give Americans right to buy cheaper drugs

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 21 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:130
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The US House of Representatives voted to make it easier for individuals to import low cost prescription drugs from foreign countries for their own use, after rejecting a more sweeping proposal to allow bulk imports by drug wholesalers and pharmacies.

    Both proposals reflected growing concern about high drug costs among US consumers. Similar legislation passed the US House and Senate last year, but it included an escape clause that was invoked by both the Clinton …

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