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Re: [IP] Re-sale of pumps on secondary market

>From what Minimed has told me, the pump cannot be sold directly to person
x because the pump has to go through an inspection first, and minimed is
the only company qualified to certify the pump as working properly.


On Tue, 11 Jan 2000, Laura Arns wrote:

> >1. The least of these two is that it is most probably a violation of federal >law for an unlicensed person to sell a prescription item for which no >specific prescription has been written, ie. one prescription, one pump.
> ok, I know this issue was discussed a while back and there were lots of
> opinions. My question is: if person X has a prescription to buy a pump,
> why can he not buy the pump from person Y instead of through MM or D?
> I'm not saying pumps should just be traded around like furniture or
> vcrs, but if a physician is overseeing things, why should such a
> transaction, which benefits both parties, be illegal?

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