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Why drug importation threatens patient safety

11:30 EST 28 Feb 2017 | PhRMA

Counterfeit drug manufacturing and trafficking is a multi-billion dollar business. Legislative proposals to allow importation of potentially counterfeit and substandard drugs into the United States are unsafe and put American patients at risk. This is because the U.S. government cannot guarantee that medicines entering the country via importation schemes will meet our strict safety standards. Here’s a closer look at why these proposals put patient safety at risk:

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