Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday pledged to allow the importation of cheaper prescription drugs from Canada on his first day in office.
The statement from Sanders, who has long made lowering drug prices a top priority, shows his efforts to highlight how far he would go on the issue.
“There is no rational reason why insulin and other life-saving medications should cost ten times more in the United States than Canada,” Sanders said in a statement.
“On day one of my administration, I will direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and FDA Commissioner to allow pharmacists, wholesalers and patients to purchase FDA approved prescription drugs from Canada,” he added.
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