ElectRx and Health Solutions LLC (“ElectRx”) recently received a letter from the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) regarding the importation of medication to the United States. It is apparent by the content of this form letter that the FDA is unaware of the type of personal importation programs supported by ElectRx and the extensive care, custody, and control procedures that exist for you and your plan sponsors.
In addition to complying with the exemptions surrounding personal importation, ElectRx goes even further to ensure compliance with international standards for prescriptions obtained by you from pharmacies in Canada and certain other Tier 1 Countries. As you may know, the former Commissioner of the FDA (Dr. Scott Gottlieb) said “Canadians have safe drugs” and if you are getting your prescriptions from a “brick-and-mortar pharmacy you are getting a safe and effective drug.” Each prescription filled as part of your plan is done by “brick-and-mortar” pharmacies. Dr. Gottlieb’s statement came long after the FDA was required to create regulations to fully allow personal importation of Canadian filled prescriptions under the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (“Medicare Modernization Act”). The FDA’s failure to put in place the procedures under the Medicare Modernization Act and those required by both former President Trump’s 2019 and President Biden’s 2021 executive orders further establishing drug importation programs, has resulted in a lawsuit by the State of Florida against the FDA.
Your personal importation of medications directly from specific Tier 1 Countries, including Canada, are within the permissive acts established under the proposed regulations and the intent of the numerous executive orders, postal regulations, and language of the Medicare Modernization Act. You are receiving, as Dr. Gottlieb professed, safe and effective prescription drug treatments from brick-and-mortar Canadian and other select Tier 1 Countries. We will continue to work with the FDA on this matter and, as always, please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns.
Thank you for your continued belief in the benefits of personal importation, and its effectiveness.
Your Friends at ElectRx and Health Solutions LLC
To view Dr. Gottlieb’s video recorded statement, please view the video: Dr. Gottlieb’s Statement.
To view the full Forbes Report video, please see Forbes Report: Ron DeSantis Touts Drug Importation Program from Canada on YouTube. Otherwise to access specific speakers within the report, click the links below.