Tag Archives: Importation

Two More States Seek to Establish Prescription Drug Importation Programs

By Serra J. Schlanger & Alan M. Kirschenbaum — Colorado and Florida have joined Vermont in the list of states seeking to combat high prescription drug prices by establishing programs to import drugs from Canada.  On April 29, 2019, the … Continue reading

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Florida Legislature Passes HB 19 Authorizing Importation of Prescription Drugs

A handful of bills that comprised a healthcare reform package championed by Florida House Republicans are on their way to the governor’s desk where they’ll likely be signed into law. Read more detail on Recent Administrative Law posts – Justia … Continue reading

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Fined for Illegal Importation of Bear Hide from Alaska

This article was written with the assistance of student at law Julia Ferreira. On January 18, 2019, Fredrick Thomson, a taxidermist from Coaldale, Alberta, was sentenced following his conviction for illegally importing a brown bear hide from Alaska. Section 6(1) … Continue reading

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New Trump Administration U.S. FDA Working Group on Importation of Pharmaceuticals

The U.S. Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, has recently directed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to establish a working group to explore importing “safe” pharmaceuticals from other countries in the … Continue reading

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Unsettling Comments from the Ontario Courts re the Settled Law of Trademarks and Parallel Importation

The Ontario courts have made some unsettling comments suggesting that the Canadian trademarks law is “unsettled” on the issue of parallel imports or grey marketing. Ironically, like the leading Canadian case on parallel imports discussed below, this also appears to … Continue reading

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