Remember the Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act? Thatâ€™s the ill considered Emanuel/Emerson/Snowe/Dorgan bill that wants the US to import â€œworld pricesâ€ along foreign drugs.
Well, the AARP has come out strongly in favor â€“ particularly on the drug importation provision.
It seems that the AARP is getting old and a bit forgetful. Wasnâ€™t is just recently that they pointed to Part D and said that it was a better deal than drugs â€œfrom Canada.â€ Short-term memory loss I suppose.
For more on this silly bill and the dangerous implications of drug importation, please see my December 22nd blog (â€œThe John Grishams of Drug Importationâ€).