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US News Canada bans the export of several drugs to the United States

00:55  29 november  2020
00:55  29 november  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Le Canada est un petit marché qui représente 2% des ventes de médicaments dans le monde, contre 44% pour les Etats-Unis. © Sanny11 / IStock.com Canada is a small market which represents 2% of drug sales in the world, against 44% for the United States .

The Canadian government announced on Saturday a ban on the export of several drugs to the United States, including those used in the treatment of Covid-19, if these sales cause or exacerbate a shortage in Canada.

This ban comes at the time when a reform promoted by Donald Trump enters into force Monday in the United States to allow the importation of drugs from abroad in order to lower prices.

This will notably allow pharmacists and wholesalers to import, in bulk, certain prescription drugs intended for the Canadian market, explains the Canadian Ministry of Health in a press release.

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This measure "has received significant support from the US states, and any adoption by the industry would exacerbate the current problem of drug shortages in Canada," the statement said.

"Our health care system is a symbol of our national identity and we intend to protect it," said Patty Hajdu, Canadian Minister of Health, announcing the adoption on Friday of a decree to this effect.

Canada is a small market which represents 2% of drug sales in the world, against 44% for the United States. However, Canada obtains 68% of its drugs abroad, according to the ministry.

Since 2017, nearly half (44%) of drugs sold in Canada have been in shortage "at least once," says Health Canada.

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased demand for some drugs, making it more difficult to maintain the supply of drugs in Canada as needed.

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In 1994, the United States , Mexico and Canada created the largest free trade region in the world with the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), generating economic growth and helping to raise the standard of living for the people of all three member countries.

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The executive order covers all drugs that can be imported in bulk into the United States, as well as those used in the treatment of the virus, biologics and controlled substances.

The ban applies to pharmaceutical companies, wholesalers and distributors licensed to sell in Canada.

These companies will also have to provide information to the Canadian department to enable it to assess the risk of a shortage in Canada.

Medicines are more expensive in the United States than in Canada. However, prices in Canada remain higher than in most other industrialized countries.

President-elect Joe Biden has promised several measures to lower the price of drugs in the United States. It intends in particular to allow managers of the public health insurance program for those over 65 (Medicare) to negotiate prices with manufacturers or by authorizing patients to order drugs abroad.

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