Food and Drug Administration

Importing prescription drugs worth exploring

I wish to provide some perspective from a master of public health student with regard to a recent editorial (“The Delusion of Importing Foreign Drugs,” Oct. 9) that appeared in the Gazette.

The author expressed his views on the risks of importing prescription drugs from foreign countries with a particular focus on Canada. It is clear from his article that Mr. Pitts does not believe the Food and Drug Administration will be able to find a viable solution for safely and cost-effectively importing prescription drugs into the United States.

I would like to shed some more light on why the FDA, as well as past and present administrations, have explored this option as a solution to...