Let U.S. Patients Have Life-Saving Medicines from Cuba

With the easing of U.S.-Cuba relations, the U.S. government now allows visitors to Cuba to bring back $400 worth of goods, including $100 worth of rum and cigars. They are not allowed to bring back medicines that could save lives.

As part of its new opening toward Cuba, the U.S. State Department has proposed a list of goods Cubans in the private sector can export to the U.S. The list does not include medicines because medicines are developed by a Cuban government research center.

1. Connecticut Post: Better Relations with Cuba Might Help American Diabetics
2. Miami Herald: Rep. Garcia's Push for Cuban Drug Trial Tests Support for Embargo

Every 7 minutes in the United States someone loses a limb to diabetes. A medical treatment exists in Cuba.[1]

Numerous other life-improving and life-saving Cuban medicines are denied to U.S. patients.

Congress members and government officials in both big political parties are beginning to oppose this policy.[2]

The regulation that needs to be changed is made by the Treasury Department.

Please sign this petition to the Treasury Department and White House:

Please allow Cuban medicines to be tested in the United States and, if approved, imported into the United States. Patients should not have to lose limbs or lives over an antiquated ideological struggle.

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20858 3 months ago Darren Mitton Avondale Estates, GA
20857 4 months ago Whitney Nieman El Prado, NM
20856 2.2 years ago erin yarrobino ozone park, NY
20855 2.2 years ago Anonymous Arlington , TX
20854 3.6 years ago Ryan McGrath Seattle, WA
20853 3.8 years ago Anonymous East Lansing, MI
20852 3.9 years ago Barbara Holmes Snohomish, WA Why say no now!
20851 4 years ago Alan McPherson Kewanna, KY Has this policy been changed yet?
20850 4 years ago David Schwartz NY
20849 4.2 years ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL
20848 4.2 years ago Leslie Dee Savage, MN
20847 4.3 years ago Sabina Ubell Emeryville,, CA
20846 4.3 years ago Jeannette Hernandez San Antonio, TX
20845 4.4 years ago Anonymous Getzville, NY
20844 4.6 years ago Ursu CASanova Tempe, AZ
20843 4.6 years ago Paola Iocco Bergamo, ot
20842 4.7 years ago Anonymous Garberville, CA
20841 4.7 years ago Anonymous Yonkers, NY stop subsidies to pharmaceutical industry, end pay for delay schemes. Medicare for All, not insurance mandates
20840 4.7 years ago Anonymous Palm Bay, FL Import cheaper medicine from Canada and Cuba. Open, improve and expand Medicare for all citizens, negotiate for lower drug prices like the VA, and regulate hospital pricing. Include alternative medi...
20839 4.7 years ago Anonymous Palm Bay, FL Single Payer-Medicare for All, nothing less!
20838 4.7 years ago Laurey Morris Eureka, CA
20837 4.7 years ago Sandra Cheney Mankato, MN
20836 4.7 years ago Anais Tuepker Portland, OR Cuba has made tremendous advances in the biomedical field. We should take advantage of this.
20835 4.7 years ago Pauline Stout Chicago , IL
20834 4.7 years ago Matt Courter Seattle, WA
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