Drug Reimportation Legislation

10 Sep: New McCain commercial: “He took on the drug industry”

Some specific supporting examples provided in a press release: In 2004, John McCain Co-Sponsored Bipartisan Drug Reimportation Legislation. “At a press conference today, Sen. Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) introduced breakthrough bipartisan, consensus prescription drug reimportation legislation, the Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act, with Sens. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), John McCain (R-AZ), Ted Kennedy (D-MA), Tom Daschle (D-SD), Trent Lott (R-MS) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).” (Sen. Olympia Snowe, Press Release, 4/21/04) A John McCain Bill To Make It Easier For Cheap Generic Drugs To Come Onto The Market Drew “Strong Opposition From The Pharmaceutical Industry.” “The most public front was active last week, with the Senate passing a bill intended to make it easier for cheap generic drugs to come…

07 Jan: If you want to fix the healthcare system, don’t vote for Mitt Romney

Just watch this exchange between John McCain and Mitt Romney in the most recent New Hampshire debate over drug reimportation and the power of Big Pharma. It’s clear that if Romney is elected, he’ll do nothing to reform our broken healthcare system. To say big drug companies are “doing the work of the free market” but to support protectionism so they won’t have to face competition is patently hypocritical.