Fact Sheet

Four Facts on Why Drug Importation is Bad for Patients

PhRMA October 13, 2015

Due to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) comprehensive drug approval process, medicines on the U.S. market are widely regarded as the safest in the world. The U.S.’s relatively closed distribution system plays a critical role in helping to keep the global proliferation of counterfeit medicines from infiltrating the U.S. prescription medicine system.

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