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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Case Title

OUELLETTE et al v. MILLS et al


Case Number

1:13-cv-00347

Court

Maine

Nature of Suit

Constitutional - State Statute

Judge

NANCY TORRESEN

Date Filed

September 10, 2013

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