March 14, 2022
Matt Dean Testifies Before The Arizona Senate Health and Human Services Committee Regarding Right to Try
March 23, 2011
In recent years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has struggled with an increasing number of disagreements among its scientific staff. Many of these disputes have spilled out into public view.
November 1, 2007
The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in early August ruled terminally ill patients do not have a constitutional right to use drugs not yet approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
June 20, 2007
Proposals to give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory control over tobacco are getting a serious hearing in Washington these days. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, sponsored by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) and Rep.
June 1, 2004
Election-year rhetoric is threatening to bury the real facts about prescription drug importation. The following facts are indispensable to understanding what is really at stake in the debate.
January 1, 2003
A growing number of governors say they intend to defy federal regulators and allow the purchase of lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada. Using potentially dangerous re-imported drugs is nothing more than prescription drug roulette.
May 1, 2003
Seniors who have been buying cheap drugs over the Internet from Canada soon are likely to be searching for new suppliers.
March 1, 2002
President George W. Bush is traveling a bumpy road as he tries to fill the position of FDA commissioner, which has been vacant since Commissioner Jane Henney resigned in January 2001.
January 1, 2003
The cost of that prescription drug you take may be going down soon.
March 1, 2009
Nine out of 10 Americans support the ideas behind the Food and Drug Administration’s Critical Path Initiative, a federal program designed to streamline the drug development and approval process, according to a survey conducted by the Center for
August 23, 2019
The FDA has not approved a new therapy for Alzheimer’s disease in 15 years, according to a June 20, 2018 report in Healio Family Medicine.
February 1, 2004
As millions of Americans turn to Canada and even borderless Internet drug stores for less-expensive medicines, the FDA’s pharmacy affairs director, Tom McGinnis, said it would take hundreds of millions of dollars to set up a legal, safe program to
May 31, 2016
Although a trip to the local neighborhood pharmacy might suggest the shelves are groaning under the strain of a wide variety of medicines, the truth is the United States is suffering a shortage of prescription drugs, which is costing hospitals and
January 1, 2004
The foreign prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet may not be safe.
February 1, 2004
The Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, signed by President George W. Bush in December, contains language allowing prescription drug importation from Canada ...
March 19, 1997
In this document for CSE, the author writes that for years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has delayed the approval of life-saving therapies, forcing patients to suffer and even die unnecessarily while they waitfor new medicines.
August 10, 2007
Many of us in the world of pharmaceuticals – and their promotion – are avid readers of the compliance correspondence from FDA’s Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising, and Communications (“DDMAC”) to pharmaceutical companies.
January 12, 2015
The use of generic medicines has dramatically reduced the cost of prescription drugs in this country. It now looks like ‘biosimilars,’ which are roughly speaking generic versions of biological medicines, may finally be coming to the market in the U.S.
December 1, 2006
RFID and Drug Safety
Expected FDA mandate to track prescription drugs
Better supply chain visibility
RFID item-level tagging
Reader for tracking product through packaging and shipping
Compliance with future
March 12, 2014
Consumer Power Report #410
On Monday, the Obama administration announced a rare surrender on an anti-market line of attack – this time, an attempt to warp the Medicare Part D prescription drug program into a more government-directed entity.
June 3, 2019
An experimental treatment that enabled a man with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to literally run around the room while testifying before a FDA panel has cast a new light on the agency’s process of approving life-improving treatments quickly.
November 1, 2003
A growing number of governors say they intend to defy federal regulators and purchase lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada.
December 1, 2003
In this pamphlet on prescription drug importation, the authors write that the desire for access to less-expensive prescription drugs has initiated a heated political debate in Washington and state legislatures. Even as the U.S.
August 1, 2005
In May, the Washington state legislature passed a package of executive-requested legislation related to health care and prescription drugs.
September 1, 2003
The idea of letting Americans buy prescription drugs from 26 foreign countries at reduced prices faces a formidable hurdle in the Senate.
March 1, 2007
Since the new year began, we've been dealing with all-talk-all-the-time about prescription drug prices.
The idea that the government should negotiate prescription drug prices was behind a key piece of health care legislation in U.S.
August 30, 2002
The U.S. House of Representatives passed Medicare prescription drug benefit legislation, only to have it defeated in the Senate.
April 1, 2003
The reimportation of prescription drugs—in which drugs made in the U.S. and sold and shipped to other countries are then sold and shipped back (reimported) to the states—is a growing political issue.
September 28, 2006
I applaud your editorial of September 27 chiding the governor for not backing down from his illegal and ineffective prescription drug importation program, especially after it was criticized last week by the state auditor general.
January 1, 2009
Innovation in prescription drugs is helping improve Americans’ overall health, according to a Manhattan Institute report by Columbia University health economist Frank Lichtenberg.
October 1, 2005
A new law intended to make it easier for Texans to buy low-cost prescription drugs from Canada was put on hold just weeks before it was to go into effect, when the federal government pointed out the measure was illegal.
January 1, 2005
Illegal traffic in prescription drugs from foreign countries is now at an all-time high. What used to be smuggling in bulk shipments is now smuggling in millions of personal packages.
November 21, 2003
I agree with several points Senator Lauzen made earlier. People are angry about this issue, and they really do see it as an issue of costs. But prescription drug prices are the tip of the iceberg in overall health spending.
May 1, 2005
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's (D) I-Save-Rx prescription drug program, launched in October 2004, came under attack on several fronts in March.
February 1, 2005
In late December, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a long-awaited report on the importation of prescription drugs to the United States.
March 24, 2020
America is objectively dependent on China and India for its drug supply. COVID-19 is expected to dry up this supply.
June 1, 2005
On May 3, the District of Columbia City Council unanimously passed a measure that would make it an illegal trade practice to charge too much for prescription drugs.
November 1, 2002
In the absence of any Congressional action on a Medicare prescription drug benefit, some states have focused instead on immediate, incremental measures such as drug discount cards and drug reimportation.
November 21, 2003
The focus on finding ways to reduce spending on prescription drugs has turned attention away from some important facts. One fact is that spending on drugs is actually a very good investment.