How did the 2003 prescription drug re-importation bill pass the house?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We examine the major interest groups in the debate over allowing the re-importation of prescription drugs by utilizing a logit model and instrumental variables. Consistent with political support approach, the evidence suggests that Representatives are maximizing their electoral prospects: Contributions from pharmaceutical manufacturers shrink the probability of voting for the bill; and Representatives are sensitive to their constituencies - employees of pharmaceutical manufacturing and senior citizens. Representatives' gender and ideology regarding free trade and subsidies are also determining factors. However, the decision was, by and large, a partisan one: Party affiliation was the most important factor in passing the bill. © 2006 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2006 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gokcekus, O; Adams, M; Grabowski, H; Tower, E

Published Date

  • March 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 18 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 27 - 45

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1468-0343

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-1985

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1468-0343.2006.00161.x

Citation Source

  • Scopus