Okami;11478533 said:Anyway that article claims that the U.S. doesn't allow imports of foreign produced drugs, is that true? Can't seem to find a definitive answer using google.
mds275;11479223 said:They do allow for the importation of foreign produced pharmaceuticals on a case-by-case basis in a few situations- particularly shortages in US produced pharmaceuticals. The FDA has said that they do not think that the current situation warrants allowing importation of naloxone and thus not granted an allowance for importing.
The FDA does allow for importation under certain conditions. Here's a US FDA summary and this is the actual text of the law (2003), if you want to make your eyes cross.Can you link me to a source of any kind that also mentions the USA's policy to not import foreign produced pharmaceutics. I don't doubt its true I would just like to know details before I start using it as an example of the US is only in favour of the free market if it helps big business make money.
The article is incorrect- there are actually two manufacturers of naloxone in the US- Hospira and IMS/Amphastar.But only one drug maker is licensed to sell naloxone in the US.
I'm under the impression that naloxone sourcing is OK because of the incredible lifesaving potential- I do it all the time! Please advise if I am wrong...I'd hate to break the rulesdo we allow naloxone sourcing here? I haven't been keeping up.
DOB;11482046 said:less junkies = better........ any kind of lifeform where fit ones drag the burden of unfit is doomed to exctinction...
Big deal, so someone is making more money. All the more power to them.
CRA still gives out free naloxone, hospitals won't run out of it anytime soon, and now police officers are beginning to carry it.
bagochina;11482750 said:Big deal, so someone is making more money. All the more power to them.