Policy Documents

The Grim Economics of Pharmaceutical Importation

John E. Calfee –
November 1, 2003

In this policy and report from AEI, the author claims that political pressure has been mounting to give Americans access to prescription drugs from price-controlled nations, yet any legislation needs to take into consideration the likely effects of allowing unrestricted pharmaceutical importation to and from the United States in terms of patient safety and drug prices both at home and abroad.