Canada’s drug supply threatened by growing U.S. demand, groups argue

TORONTO — Concern over U.S. legislation that allows Americans to import cheaper medicines from Canada has prompted more than a dozen organizations to urge the federal government to safeguard the Canadian drug supply.READ MORE: Bernie Sanders coming to Canada with group seeking cheaper insulinIn a letter this week, the 15 groups representing patients, health professionals, hospitals, and pharmacists warn Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor of the potential for increasing drug shortages.“The Canadian medicine supply is not sufficient to support both Canadian and U.S. consumers,” the letter states. “The supply simply does not, and will not, exist within Canada to meet such demands.”WATCH: Democratic debate: Bernie Sanders praises Canadian healthcare system (June 27)

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