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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 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.