2004N-0115 - Prescription Drug Importation; Public Meeting
FDA Comment Number : EC42
Submitter : Mrs. Nicki Hobson Date & Time: 05/18/2004 11:05:23
Organization : National Association of Cancer Patients
Consumer Group
Category :
Issue Areas/Comments
The National Association of Cancer Patients is concerned about the directions the debate over importating drugs from Canada. We are anxious to make affordable prescription drugs more afforable to cancer patients and CA survivors, but this is not the way to accomplish that critical goal. There are many uncertainties about safety and liability and integrity of the drug obtained from Canada
pharmacists. Until these uncertainties are resolved in the United States, we must ask your vigilence in keeping the US drug supply
safe. Canadian pharmacies shipping to the US, must be required to reveal their country of orgin, and verify and guarantee safety.
WIth counterfeit drugs, diluted or impure, erroroneously labeled will be enhanced if and when Candadian drugs, and their trading partners enter the US drug supply. This is not good policy!