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.

Background:
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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Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if ...
20754 2.3 years ago Bryan Zoran Madison, WI
20753 2.3 years ago don javurek edeina, MN Don't "suck" up to our drug companies.
20752 2.3 years ago Anonymous Wmstr, CA
20751 2.3 years ago Ivan Huber Los Angeles, CA
20750 2.3 years ago Julie Gillum Alexander, NC
20749 2.3 years ago Katheryn Jeffery Dallas, TX
20748 2.3 years ago p beach albuquerque, NM
20747 2.3 years ago Cathy McGuire Terre Haute, IN
20746 2.3 years ago Heide S Theodore, AL
20745 2.3 years ago Sheilah Ball St. Augustine , FL
20744 2.3 years ago Anonymous Olympia, WA
20743 2.3 years ago LS Lanham PASADENA, TX No political struggle is worth one single life...let it go.
20742 2.3 years ago Anna Driskill Liberty, MO
20741 2.3 years ago jim damiano waltham , MA
20740 2.3 years ago Judith Wands NYC, NY
20739 2.3 years ago j g elkins, WV
20738 2.3 years ago Robert Covarrubias Altadena, CA Stubborn U.S. government work with Cuba. Don't be idiots. We need to save lives and not kill people. Stop being stupid for a change.
20737 2.3 years ago Meredith Phelan Frederick, MD
20736 2.3 years ago steve evans clatksville, TN
20735 2.3 years ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
20734 2.3 years ago lizzie kuhn dunedin, FL
20733 2.3 years ago John Walchak Melbourne, FL
20732 2.3 years ago Marc Beschler New York, NY
20731 2.3 years ago Kathryn Yearsley Portland, OR
20730 2.3 years ago anthea nicholas fairmont, WV
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