S.97 - Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT] (Introduced 01/10/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/10/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.97 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/10/2019)
Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act
This bill addresses the importation of drugs from Canada and other foreign countries.
The bill requires the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to promulgate regulations within 180 days permitting wholesalers, pharmacies, and individuals to import certain prescription drugs from Canada. After two years, The FDA, may permit the importation of prescription drugs from other countries.
The bill establishes a process for certifying foreign sellers—a licensed foreign pharmacy or foreign wholesale distributor.