Senate Democrats Introduce Bill That Would Allow Drug Imports

Democratic senators have introduced a bill that would allow for importation of low-cost medicines from Canada and other nations.

Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Bob Casey (D-Penn.) introduced legislation Tuesday that would instruct HHS Secretary Tom Price to issue regulations allowing drug wholesalers, pharmacies and individuals to import drugs manufactured at facilities inspected by the Food and Drug Administration and sold by FDA-certified Canadian sellers. Two years later, the secretary would be authorized to allow importation from certain countries that meet U.S. standards.

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