From: PeterB - Original on
No importation of drugs at cheaper prices despite the fact that many
manufactured drugs come from other countries already. Their cry about
"safety" is pure deception, and Congress knew it. If safety was the
issue, the entire FDA drug approval process would be tossed into the
can tomorrow. Conservative estimates are that 100,000 people die in
the USA annually due to *properly* prescribed and dispensed drugs,
with some estimates over one million, so this just reinforces the need
to find the appropriate natural medicine remedies that make drugs
unnecessary.

http://www.newser.com/story/76291/obama-helps-kill-cheaper-drug-imports.html
From: Peter B on

"PeterB - Original" <pkm(a)mytrashmail.com> wrote in message
news:4e923e45-6198-4335-a53a-b548e1be65c6(a)d20g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
> No importation of drugs at cheaper prices despite the fact that many
> manufactured drugs come from other countries already. Their cry about
> "safety" is pure deception, and Congress knew it. If safety was the
> issue, the entire FDA drug approval process would be tossed into the
> can tomorrow. Conservative estimates are that 100,000 people die in
> the USA annually due to *properly* prescribed and dispensed drugs,
> with some estimates over one million, so this just reinforces the need
> to find the appropriate natural medicine remedies that make drugs
> unnecessary.
>

The author of the above shows clear bias.


From: Herman Rubin on
In article <4e923e45-6198-4335-a53a-b548e1be65c6(a)d20g2000yqh.googlegroups.com>,
PeterB - Original <pkm(a)mytrashmail.com> wrote:
>No importation of drugs at cheaper prices despite the fact that many
>manufactured drugs come from other countries already. Their cry about
>"safety" is pure deception, and Congress knew it. If safety was the
>issue, the entire FDA drug approval process would be tossed into the
>can tomorrow. Conservative estimates are that 100,000 people die in
>the USA annually due to *properly* prescribed and dispensed drugs,
>with some estimates over one million, so this just reinforces the need
>to find the appropriate natural medicine remedies that make drugs
>unnecessary.

>http://www.newser.com/story/76291/obama-helps-kill-cheaper-drug-imports.html

The FDA realizes that there is no such thing as a safe,
effective, drug. In my reasoned opinion as a statistician,
I do not believe they are balancing the two properly, and I
do not think the present go/nogo system is even correct.

Also, the pharmaceutical companies need to recoup the billions
invested in the testing involved in bringing new drugs to
market. The term "billions" is definitely correct.

And there have been some phony drugs found in imports.
--
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are those of the Statistics Department or of Purdue University.
Herman Rubin, Department of Statistics, Purdue University
hrubin(a)stat.purdue.edu Phone: (765)494-6054 FAX: (765)494-0558
From: Bert Hyman on
In
news:4e923e45-6198-4335-a53a-b548e1be65c6(a)d20g2000yqh.googlegroups.com
PeterB - Original <pkm(a)mytrashmail.com> wrote:

> No importation of drugs at cheaper prices despite the fact that many
> manufactured drugs come from other countries already.

Only Congress has the actual power to "screw" America, and they've been
doing it for decades.

--
Bert Hyman St. Paul, MN bert(a)iphouse.com
From: PeterB - Original on
On Dec 24, 12:44 pm, Bert Hyman <b...(a)iphouse.com> wrote:
> Innews:4e923e45-6198-4335-a53a-b548e1be65c6(a)d20g2000yqh.googlegroups.com
> PeterB - Original <p...(a)mytrashmail.com> wrote:
>
> > No importation of drugs at cheaper prices despite the fact that many
> > manufactured drugs come from other countries already.
>
> Only Congress has the actual power to "screw" America, and they've been
> doing it for decades.

People get screwed when big money interests buys influence. The love
of money is the root of all evil, and it extends far beyond
Congress.

> Bert Hyman      St. Paul, MN    b...(a)iphouse.com