Presidential Initiative

Prescription Drug Importation – Protecting the US Drug Supply Chain

Caroline D. Juran, BSPharm, DPh (Hon)

Following the final rule approved by Trump Administration and published by Food and Drug Administration in 2020, states can now submit proposals to establish their own wholesale prescription drug importation program from Canada. While NABP understands the desire to decrease the costs of prescription drugs, states may face challenges while ensuring patient safety and securing the global supply chain. Increasing efforts to support the boards of pharmacy and to educate and protect the public about state drug importation plans is a key focus and the presidential initiative of NABP President Juran. 

There are three areas of focus for the initiative: 

Task Force Updates

President Juran has appointed a task force that will meet later this year. Make sure to check back for updates.

Learn More

Increasing awareness about state importation programs is necessary to maintain patient safety. More information about prescription drug importation can be found in the below resources. 

NABP Resources 

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