NPRChamber statement on recent prescription importation proposals


Washington, DC (August 1, 2019) – The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce made the following statement in response to proposed changes to prescription medication importation policies:

“The National Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce supports policies that lower the cost of prescription medicines while preserving competition, access, and safety.  We are concerned, however, that the drug importation proposal announced this week will compromise the quality of medications that Puerto Ricans across the country receive and may damage the vibrant pharmaceutical manufacturing sector that is intricately woven into the current economy of Puerto Rico."