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Pharmacy Group Says There is No Antitrust Scheme in Curbing Drug Imports

 |  March 17, 2020

A consortium of pharmacy trade groups fired back at claims they’re conspiring to “choke off” online information about affordable Canadian drugs, arguing in Manhattan federal court that they’re trying to stop illegal imports, not reduce competition.

“Congress, the courts, and FDA regulations all agree that importation of foreign pharmaceuticals, even for personal use, is illegal,” the groups stated in a March 13 motion. “Plaintiff’s business is built on facilitating the unlawful importation of foreign pharmaceuticals.”

The antitrust lawsuit targets the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies, and Partnership for Safe Medicines.

Full Content: Bloomberg

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