President Donald Trump and FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn (AP Images)

FDA is­sues fi­nal rule al­low­ing im­por­ta­tion of drugs from Cana­da — but al­so keeps the pow­er to re­voke it

Just over a month away from the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, the FDA has is­sued a fi­nal reg­u­la­tion ful­fill­ing Pres­i­dent Trump’s promise to let states im­port cer­tain pre­scrip­tion drugs from Cana­da.

On Thurs­day, Trump told a crowd in North Car­oli­na that the new rule goes in­to ef­fect “to­day.” But the pub­lished reg­u­la­tion states that it won’t take ef­fect for 60 days. And even then, it could be a while be­fore cheap­er drugs make it across the bor­der.

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