Prescription Justice is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Americans who are struggling or fed up with the high cost of medication. Prescription Justice formed in 2015 in response to new regulations that gave the FDA more authority to destroy prescription drugs imported by Americans for their own use.
In 2014, about four million Americans imported medication for personal use because of drug costs. While the practice usually violates the law, people receive their orders over 99% of the time and have never been prosecuted for doing so.
Prescription Justice provides guidance to consumers in the event their imported medications for personal use are seized by the government. We use the phrase “personally imported” or “personal use” because our efforts to help do not extend to commercial or wholesale importation of medication for resale. Unlike individuals importing medication for their own use, people who illegally import medication for resale and distribution are often prosecuted.