Question:

Is it legal to import medicines into the U.S. from other countries like Canada or the United Kingdom?

Answer:

According to the FDA: “The United States Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (The Act) prohibits the interstate shipment (which includes importation) of unapproved new drugs. Thus, the importation of drugs that lack FDA approval, whether for personal use or otherwise, violates the Act and is illegal. Unapproved new drugs are any drugs — including foreign-made versions of U.S. approved drugs — that have not been manufactured in accordance with and pursuant to FDA approval.”

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