Senate Votes To Allow Access To Canadian Drugs

Law360, New York (July 12, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to make it easier for Americans to have access to cheaper drugs from Canada, a move that is already generating concern within the pharmaceutical industry.

The Senate voted 68-32 to approve a loophole in the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on imports of prescription medicine.

The amendment to the Homeland Security appropriations bill, which was filed by Senators Bill Nelson (D-Florida) and David Vitter (R-La.), states that no funds included under the bill may be used by the U.S. Customs...
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