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Canada Bans Export of Some Drugs Ahead of New Rule Allowing U.S. States to Import in Bulk

HeadlineNov 30, 2020

Canada banned the export of some medications to the U.S. before a new rule takes effect today, allowing U.S. pharmacists to import Canadian drugs in bulk. Canada enacted the ban to prevent prescription shortages on its own soil. A major pharmaceutical lobbying group is suing over the new rule, saying the federal government cannot pass off the responsibility of ensuring the safety and cost-effectiveness of imported drugs to state authorities.

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