Parallel Imports of Pharmaceuticals Into the U.S. ("Reimportation")

CPTech Documents

Legislation to Allow Parallel Imports of Pharmaceuticals in the US

On January 10, 2007, Senators Dorgan and Snowe, and Representatives Jo Ann Emerson and Rahm Emanuel introduced The Pharmaceutical Market Access and Drug Safety Act, which would explicitly allow parallel imports of pharmaceuticals into the United States from Canada, and a handful of other developed countries. Similar legislation was passed by Congress last year, but was vetoed by President Bush. In respone, Canadian pharmacists have urged their health minister to ban exports to the United States - they predicct this will deplete the supply of drugs for Canadians.

Previous Legislation

Illinois Plan to Facilitate Purchase of Drugs from Canada, England and Ireland

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Industry Documents


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