Inform prescription drug policy through surveyposted Fri, 24 Aug 2012
RxRights is teaming up with Roger Bate of the American Enterprise Institute to shed some light on questions such as why people buy prescription drugs from international pharmacies. We have agreed to distribute and collect survey data from our supporters regarding this issue. In order for us to make the most effective use of the results, we are asking folks to fill out the survey as soon as possible.
Drug industry groups claim that most people buy medications online to avoid the need for prescriptions or to access inappropriate medicines. But I would argue that the main reason people import drugs is because they can't afford U.S. prices.
My opinion is largely based on anecdotal information, or personal stories from folks like you. In the political arena, an argument is more successful when it has data to back it up. That's why I am writing to ask you to take this survey about drug importation today.
There has been little actual research to explain who imports what prescription drugs and the reasons behind their purchases. By disseminating the survey, RxRights is assisting American Enterprise Institute economist Roger Bate, an expert in prescription drug safety, to shed some light on these questions.
Thank you in advance for your efforts. Our hope is that the data that Bate collects can help to inform policy and law and ultimately improve access to affordable medicine.
Lead Organizer, RxRights