Date: 02-Aug-2019

Trump firms up plan to import medicines; pharma companies resist

The Trump administration took a step on Wednesday towards allowing importation of medicines from Canada, an action the president has advocated as a way to bring cheaper prescription drugs to Americans, but the pharmaceutical industry was quick to resist the move. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said it and the Food and Drug Administration will propose a rule that will allow it to authorise states and other groups to pursue pilot projects related to importing drugs from Canada