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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by mr4anarchy View Post
    So, can we now do that with pharmaceuticals?

    Buy them in Canada and resell them here to our friends and neighbors?
    i've been wondering the same thing. my guess is that the next step is significant global lobbying efforts directed towards changing foreign patent law to cover in-country sales and to exclude exports. however, as it stands, it looks like exported (or re-imported) pharmaceuticals could be legally resold by third parties to patients with proper prescription documentation.

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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    i've been wondering the same thing. my guess is that the next step is significant global lobbying efforts directed towards changing foreign patent law to cover in-country sales and to exclude exports. however, as it stands, it looks like exported (or re-imported) pharmaceuticals could be legally resold by third parties to patients with proper prescription documentation.
    I think if the pharmaceuticals were manufactured in the US, then exported, then re-imported for sale by a pharmacist, you would only need a prescription, and it would be a legal transaction. If the pharmaceuticals were manufactured outside of the US, then they are not an FDA USP verified formulation and they would be illegal for sale. Key words here are pharmacist, prescription, manufactured in the US.

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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    This is exactly what I was thinking as I read through this thread. These companies often have very few factories to make these things and then transport them all across the world charging different prices. If they can afford to sell to other countries at lower rates and still rake in profits (evidenced by the fact that they DO sell them in other countries for less price...they wouldn't do it otherwise) then they should be able to do the same here in the US.
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    Re: Supreme Court issues major copyright ruling on foreign sales

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Fabulous View Post
    Unless I am missing something here, it seems like this ruling could have an enormous impact on the pharmaceutical industry.
    My thoughts exactly.

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