Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act of 2017 (S 64 / S 92, 115th Congress)

The Policy

What it does

Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to allow for the personal importation of safe and affordable drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada.

Synopsis

S 64 and the identical S 92, amending the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (21 U.S.C. 301 et seq.), direct the US Food and Drug Administration to promulgate regulations to allow for the personal importation of prescription drugs from approved pharmacies in Canada.

These bills are textually identical to the Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act of 2015 (HR 2228, 114th Congress) (SciPol brief available.)

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The Debate