Buried In Congress’ Opioid Bill Is Protection For Personal Drug Imports

The final version of the massive opioid bill Congress released Wednesday would grant the Food and Drug Administration new powers to crack down on drug imports, but it also includes a provision — nearly killed in the Senate — to shield people who are just trying to buy cheaper, needed prescription medication from other countries.

The protection is narrowly defined, but it's the first legislation that defines personal drug importation as something the FDA should not target, even as the agency has been cracking down on personal imports.

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