Maine Drug Importation Law Takes Effect Amid Controversy

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT) -- Maine's contentious new law allowing prescription drugs to be directly imported went into effect Wednesday amid a heated federal court challenge by trade groups arguing the law would expose Maine consumers to drugs not produced to meet U.S. regulatory standards.

Maine’s state legislature in June enacted the controversial state law, a move that allowed Portland, its largest city, to reinstate its own drug importation program that had been shuttered in 2012 after eight years. PhRMA and fellow trade groups the Maine Pharmacy Association and Maine Society...
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