A rash of seizures by the Food and Drug Administration of vital medicines from licensed, registered pharmacies in Tier One Countries is threatening the health of Americans by denying them their right to purchase safe, affordable medicines that are identical to those sold in the U.S., but at prices as much as 60 percent lower.
The FDA action breaks the promise made during the 2008 Presidential campaign by then-candidate Obama to provide access through personal importation of these medicines as a part a strategy of lowering prescription drug costs in the U.S.
When Obama was seeking the votes of America’s Seniors, their caregivers and families, he and others spoke frequently and with great conviction about their support of the right of individuals to purchase safe, affordable medicines from sources outside the U.S.
But, in September 2008, Dora Hughes of the Obama Campaign Staff sent up the first signals that the support was not as strong as Candidate Obama would have people believe when she was quoted as saying that there were problems with what is called reimportation.
(The term reimportation is misleading. Personal importation is more accurate as it best describes American citizens exercising their right to purchase the very same medicines that are priced at as much as 60 percent more in the U.S. than from pharmacies in Tier One Countries that meet or exceed standards of oversight of those in this country.)
Since then, the Obama Administration has engaged in a series of actions that indicate that it not only has no intention of carrying out its campaign pledge, but has even made arrangements and deals with the pharmaceutical industry that have helped boost the cost of medicines to such an extent that a growing number of Americans are finding drug prices to be a deterrent to their being able to buy and take their prescriptions.