Canada on Saturday blocked bulk expotrts of prescription drugs if they would create a shortage at home, in response to outgoing US President Donlad Trump’s efforts to allow imports from Canada to lower some drug prices for Americans.
“Certain drugs intended for the Canadian market are prohibited from being distributed for consumption outside of Canada if that Sale would cause or worsen a dru gshortage” Health Minister Patty Hjdu said ina statement.
Companies will now also be required to provide information to assess existing or potential shortages, when requested , and within 24hours if there is serious or imminent healt risk.
The Canadian measure went into effect on Friday, just days before a U.S.
” Important Prescription Drugs” rule that would eventually allow licensed U.S.