Trump unveils plan to import cheaper foreign drugs

Donald Trump's administration unveiled a plan Wednesday to allow imports of lower-price prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, a…

Donald Trump’s administration unveiled a plan Wednesday to allow imports of lower-price prescription drugs from Canada and other countries, a top priority for the president ahead of next year’s election.

But is unclear when the proposals would go into effect and Canada has indicated it is concerned about the potential impact for the supply of drugs on its own market.

“No president in history has ever had (a Food and Drug Administration) willing to open the door to safe importation of drugs from Canada,” Health Secretary Alex Azar said in a conference call with the press announcing the scheme.

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