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Pharmacists Get FDA Guidelines on Importing Drugs from Canada

May 25, 2022, 3:27 PM

A licensed pharmacist or wholesale drug distributor may participate in programs to import any drug from Canada that could be sold legally there or in the American market, the FDA said in final guidance Wednesday.

The guidance documentincludes recommendations for small entities to comply with the Food and Drug Administration’s 2020 final rule on the importation of certain prescription drugs from Canada. The rule, which the FDA intends to implement under Section 804 Importation Programs, or SIPs, is part of the agency’s efforts to reduce costs for American consumers seeking eligible prescription drugs from Canada.

A SIP may be ...