Organizations Call On Congress to Encourage Prescription Competition

A large group of organizations are calling on Congress to remove regulatory barriers in order to allow generic drug makers to have access to brand name drugs for FDA testing and approval.  The bill would encourage competitive entry once brand name drug patents have expired, permitting new rivals to provide lower cost drugs to doctors […]

Coalition Letter Opposes Maryland Prescription Law

Today, a coalition of organizations sent a letter to Maryland Governor Hogan objecting to a bill that gives the State’s Attorney General additional authority over competitive generic drug pricing — drugs that are typically 80% lower than their name brand counterparts.  The letter is signed by American Consumer Institute, Consumer Action for a Strong Economy, FreedomWorks, Frontiers of Freedom, Independent Women’s […]

ACI in Florida Today

Worldwide, counterfeit drugs kill more than one million people each year. For Floridians, unregulated and illegally imported medications have become a big threat to public safety, and this is likely one of the many contributing factors to the recent and unexpected increase in the death rate for Americans under 65 years of age. …To continue […]

ACI in Tampa Bay Times: Florida is on the Front Line of a War on Fake Medications

Worldwide, counterfeit drugs kill more than one million people each year.  The conviction earlier this month of a Palm Harbor oncologist demonstrates that Florida patients are directly at risk. Unregulated, illegally imported medications have become a big threat to public safety.  Over the years, cancer patients have received fake medications containing salt and starch and […]

Real Clear Health: Counterfeits Kill: Stronger Law Enforcement Needed

When one thinks of counterfeit goods, it can conjure up images of customers being duped into buying inferior quality designer bags or other fashion knockoffs.  However, when it comes to the manufacturing, distribution and sale of counterfeit medications, the outcomes can be much more serious and life threatening. Most consumers probably don’t realize that counterfeit […]