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Oct. 12, 2006 – Senator Liston A. Davis said he was pleased to note that there has been a positive response from Federal officials to his letter of protest with respect to the seizure of prescription drugs mailed to the U.S. mainland from the territory.
"In a June 14, 2006 piece of correspondence to Maribel Juarbe, Investigator, Federal Drug Administration in Puerto Rico, I pointed out the inequity and hardship which arose from subjecting prescription drugs sent from the U.S. Virgin Islands to the requirement of the Food and Drug Administration and making them liable to seizure. Since the drugs had been manufactured in the United States and consequently, were approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the regulation made no sense", said Senator Davis.
In his letter, Senator Davis also pointed out that there was no logical or compelling reason why the imported prescription drugs could not be delivered by the postal service after being given any necessary scrutiny by the U.S. Customs Boarder Patrol.
"I am glad to see that reason has prevailed and our people on the U.S. mainland can now obtain prescription drugs sent from the U.S. Virgin Islands," said Senator Liston Davis.