Democrats Try Again on Drug Importation

March 6, 2017

Despite the Senate defeat of a measure allowing drug importation just a month ago, House and Senate Democrats are trying again: they’ve introduced new legislation that would allow imports of prescription drugs from Canada.

The proposal would also make it unlawful for pharmaceutical companies to attempt to delay, restrict or prohibit the importation of drugs by trying to work around the law.

The previous Senate measure failed by a vote of 46 to 52 — with 12 Republicans voting in favor, including Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), who has introduced his own drug importation bill alongside Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

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