[Ip-health] drug industry worked with the Obama administration to sow safety fears about cheaper medications from foreign sources

Gabriel Levitt gabriel.levitt at gmail.com
Wed May 2 10:09:11 PDT 2018


https://www.tarbell.org/2018/05/keeping-international-pharmacies-under-a-cloud/


According to investigative reporting by Tarbell’s Michael McAuliff (former
political reporter for HuffPost), the drug industry worked with the Obama
administration to sow safety fears about cheaper medications from foreign
sources.

Through Freedom of Information Act documents, this report details how Eli
Lilly worked with the Obama administration IP Czar’s office to develop
protocols to make it harder for people to buy medications online and import
for personal use from licensed pharmacies that require valid prescriptions,
under the guise of protecting people from counterfeit drugs and rogue
online pharmacies. It identifies the many non profit organizations funded
by drug companies that inform patient groups, the public and government
about this issue.

Gabriel Levitt
Prescription Justice and PharmacyChecker


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