Senate Moves Bill on Drug Importation
Byline: Gregory Lopes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
The Senate, ignoring a White House veto threat, yesterday advanced a measure that permits the importation of less-costly prescription drugs from Canada and other countries.
Under the legislation, any imported drugs would have to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration, manufactured in facilities inspected by the FDA and have documentation about who has handled the drugs. The bill limits drug imports to 19 industrialized countries and would require the FDA to inspect Canadian prescription-drug exporters 12 times annually.
Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat and the bill's sponsor, has long advocated …
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Publication information: Article title: Senate Moves Bill on Drug Importation. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 4, 2007. Page number: C09. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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