IP laws are potentially fatal.
This guy bought medicine for his Hepatitis in Europe that was unavailable in the US. After paying $25000 for it, he took the first half, but the second half was stolen by US customs because of IP and patent laws designed to protect the pharmaceutical industry here. He didn't get the second half of the medicine, so now he is getting worse. He's not going down without a fight however. He has set up a website.