Heartland President to Appear at Prescription Drug Importation Session

Published April 26, 2004

CHICAGO, April 21, 2004–Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast will participate in a continuing education session titled ‘Drug Importation: A Public Policy Discussion’ on Monday, April 26, 2004 from 8:30 -10:30 a.m. at the Fairmont Hotel, 200 North Columbus in Chicago. The panel is part of a series of events taking place at the 100th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP).

Joining Bast on the panel are State Sen. Chris Lauzen (R-Batavia), public policy analysts, representatives from government agencies, and state board of pharmacy members. The panel will discuss drug importation as a public policy, including the impact on the regulation of pharmacy. Bast’s remarks for the panel discussion are available online at http://www.heartland.org/Article.cfm?artId=14824.

Bast is author of What’s Wrong with Importing Drugs From Canada, a publication of The Heartland Institute, http://www.heartland.org. For more information about the NABP conference or the panel discussion, please access the group’s Web site at http://www.nabp.net.

Heartland President Joseph L. Bast is available for comment on the issue of prescription drug importation. To make arrangements, or for more information about The Heartland Institute, contact Allen Fore, The Heartland Institute’s vice president – public affairs, at 312/377-4000, email [email protected].

The Web site of The Heartland Institute offers more than two dozen documents addressing prescription drug importation. http://www.heartland.org/PolicyBotTopic.cfm?artTopic=530