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No: Foreign medications endanger Florida patients: Front Burner

No: Foreign medications endanger Florida patients: Front Burner

In May, undercover investigators busted two Florida pharmacies for selling counterfeit medicines supposedly imported from Canada. Those "Canadian" drugs actually came from India. They were rife with impurities and unknown ingredients. Scams like this run rampant in Florida and across the United States. Yet some politicians — including presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — support legalizing the importation of cheap foreign medicines as a way to cut health-care spending. The facts say otherwise. According to a study by the nonpartisan federal Congressional Budget Office, drug importation would reduce our nation's spending on prescription medicines by a whopping...

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