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The Associated Press reports that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering taking legal action against states and cities that are engaging in the practice of "reimportation" - bringing inexpensive medications from Canada to the US.

FDA Commissioner Mark B. McClellan said that the agency's "first preference is to try to work directly with the cities and states," but that he is "definitely not ruling out legal action, if necessary, to assure safety."

States such as Massachusetts, Illinois, and New York, and cities such as Springfield, Mass., and Montgomery, Ala., have expressed interest in reimportation as a way of closing their budget gaps. The FDA, however, maintains the safety of reimported drugs cannot be assured and remains against the law.
KC's View:
One thing is for sure. There will be no legal action taken anywhere until after the November elections.

No sense in riling up the electorate.