HHS/FDA RECOGNIZE IMPORTATION AS SAFE

Updated: Nov 7

Recently, Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a “Safe Importation Action Plan” recognizing that importation of medication from Canada is safe.


The following statement is from Tracy Cooley, Executive Director of the Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation (CPPI) regarding the Action Plan:


“This latest announcement proves that the FDA and HHS believe that medications from Canada are safe and they can be included in the U.S. drug supply chain to help dramatically lower the price of pharmaceuticals.


“This news gives us hope that Americans struggling to afford life-saving medicines may soon find relief through meaningful changes to the U.S. drug distribution system via personal prescription importation.


“As the cost of prescription drugs in the U.S. continues to skyrocket, personal prescription importation offers Americans an immediate and ongoing option for accessing safe and affordable prescription drugs. In fact, on average, Americans can save up to 80 percent on their prescription medications by buying them from Canada.”


“This announcement reflects the reality of importation since millions of Americans have imported their medications safely for many years. In fact, 97 percent of people who regularly import their daily health maintenance medications tell us they would recommend ordering from Canada to their friends and family members, indicating that they believe it is a safe option for accessing affordable medications (Source: CPPI Annual Survey 2019).”

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