From the NY Times archives:
REAGAN SIGNS BILL ON DRUG EXPORTS AND PAYMENT FOR VACCINE INJURIES
By Robert Pear Rand SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES NOV. 15, 1986
“President Reagan today signed a comprehensive health bill designed to promote exports of prescription drugs and to compensate children injured by vaccines.
Mr. Reagan said he had approved the bill ”with mixed feelings” because he had ”serious reservations” about the vaccine compensation program.
But he warmly endorsed provisions of the bill that would, for the first time, allow pharmaceutical companies to export drugs to other countries that have approved their use, without waiting for the United States to approve the drugs’ sale here. Mr. Reagan said this part of the new law ”will increase the competitiveness of the American pharmaceutical industry abroad, create jobs, foster biotechnology and aid other nations.” Separation-of-Powers Issue”
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