RxRights responds to Wall Street Journal articleposted Tue, 29 May 2012
Lee Graczyk, lead organizer of RxRights, recently submitted a response to the May 25 Wall Street Journal piece, "Senate Backs Broader Fees From Firms to Fund FDA." We hope it gets printed, but if not, we wanted to at least share it with our readers.
I am outraged that the McCain amendment to Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act was defeated (54-43). The amendment would have allowed Americans to import safe and legitimate prescription drugs from Canada. (Senate Backs Broader Fees From Firms to Fund FDA,” May 25) When you consider that thousands of Americans are forced to choose between filling their prescription or buying groceries, due to the exorbitant drug prices here in the U.S., you understand just how critical this amendment is.
A recent study by Roger Bate, Ph.D., which was published by the National Bureau of Economic Research confirms that personal drug importation through legitimate Canadian and other international online pharmacies is a safe, money-saving option for Americans. It’s time for Congress to recognize the needs of seniors and all Americans, that importing prescription medications is a financial and life-saving necessity for many, myself included!
Lee Graczyk, Lead Organizer, RxRights