Pharmacists' Groups Sue Maine Over Drug Importation Law

Law360, Washington (September 12, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT) -- The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and two Maine pharmacists' groups sued the state in federal court Tuesday, alleging a state law allowing direct importation of prescription drugs conflicts with federal law and will expose Maine residents to potential harm from unregulated drugs.

According to the plaintiffs — PhRMA, fellow trade groups the Maine Pharmacy Association and Maine Society of Health-System Pharmacists, as well as pharmacists Charles Ouellette and Amelia Arnold — the disputed importation law, which gives foreign pharmacies permission to ship drugs directly...
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