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As I have pointed out before, the one health care position John McCain and Barack Obama have in common is their wrong-headed support of prescription drug reimportation. It appears, however, that both candidates may be waking up:
Barack Obama and John McCain are reviewing their support for allowing individuals to import cheaper prescription drugs in light of tainted medicines and other goods made in other countries, their advisers said on Thursday.
Unfortunately, the myriad economic and safety issues that militate against reimportation have still not quite convinced them that they were just wrong on this issue:
Neither adviser said their candidate had abandoned reimportation, but had realized it would be more difficult.
One must, I suppose, make allowances for the fact that these guys are politicians. Presumably they will eventually decide to deep six this exceptionally dumb idea.
+ May 2008
+ May 2007