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.



126-150 of 20854 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if ...
20729 2.3 years ago Yvette Banton Downingtown, PA
20728 2.3 years ago Lola Wilcox Denver, CO Medicines that save lives might be imported well before cigars and rum, which take lives.
20727 2.3 years ago Rosemarie LaMirand Mishawaka, IN The embargo is OVER. Now lets enjoy the benefits
20726 2.3 years ago Mike Lozano Winter park, FL
20725 2.3 years ago Rachel C S Burlington, VT
20724 2.3 years ago Suzanne Mikulicic Lafayette, CA As a result of years of isolation, Cuba has become a leader on effective alternatives to high cost medications and medical practices. The problem is, allowing these low-cost remedies into the U.S. w...
20723 2.3 years ago Kay Pape Menomonee Falls, WI
20722 2.3 years ago margaret flyntz Tucson, AZ
20721 2.3 years ago Peter Toney Palmyra, VA
20720 2.3 years ago Lois Levitan Ithaca, NY
20719 2.3 years ago david and Jan Hartsough San Francisco, CA
20718 2.3 years ago Jim Phillips Sonoma, CA Allow Cuban medicines to help those in need.
20717 2.3 years ago Eric Outten Chicago, IL
20716 2.3 years ago D. Roberson Charlotte, NC
20715 2.3 years ago peter leeftink zwolle, ot
20714 2.3 years ago Carolyne Wright Seattle, WA
20713 2.3 years ago kaya ives truro, MA
20712 2.3 years ago Anonymous Omaha, NE
20711 2.3 years ago N. Schneider Baltimore, MD
20710 2.3 years ago Anonymous Latham, NY
20709 2.3 years ago Alex Pere LA, CA
20708 2.3 years ago John Butterfield Ponce Inlet, FL
20707 2.3 years ago Greg Youymans LoonLake, WA
20706 2.3 years ago Ellie Vaughter Denver, CO
20705 2.3 years ago Laurelyn Baily Northglenn, CO
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