Not enough – but it’s a start.
On Saturday, May 19th, the G8 issued the 40-point Camp David Declaration. Point 9 of the declaration includes:
"To protect public health and consumer safety, we also commit to exchange information on rogue internet pharmacy sites in accordance with national law and share best practices on combating counterfeit medical products."
Not enough – but it’s a start. Just having the issue of drug safety on the agenda is a victory (as is a reaffirmation of the importance of intellectual property).
It's worth noting that according to our national law, any internet pharmacy attempting to sell prescription medicines to US citizens without a state pharmacy license is an illegal internet pharmacy.
Someone should share the G8 statement with Senator McCain and the other ill-advised supporters of drug importation.
The entire Camp David Declaration can be found here.