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Introduced in Senate (01/08/2015)

Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act of 2015

Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to promulgate regulations within 180 days permitting individuals to import a prescription drug purchased from an approved Canadian pharmacy that:

  • is dispensed by a pharmacist licensed in Canada;
  • is purchased for personal use in quantities not greater than a 90-day supply;
  • is filled using a valid prescription issued by a physician licensed to practice in the United States; and
  • has the same active ingredient or ingredients, route of administration, dosage form, and strength as a prescription drug approved under the FFDCA.

Sets forth exceptions, including for controlled substances and biological products.

Establishes a certification process for approving Canadian pharmacies. Requires HHS to publish a list of approved Canadian pharmacies.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
01/08/2015 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date
01/08/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
Action By: Senate

Titles (2)

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Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Introduced:

Safe and Affordable Drugs from Canada Act of 2015

Official Titles:

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced:

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


Subjects (8)

  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Canada
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Drug safety, medical device, and laboratory regulation
  • Government information and archives
  • Prescription drugs
  • Trade restrictions

Cosponsors (9)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions01/08/2015 Referred to

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