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.



176-200 of 20854 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if ...
20679 2.4 years ago Peter Wasserman Oakland Gardens, N.Y. , NY
20678 2.4 years ago Kenneth Korczak West Seneca, NY Sickness and health do not know political or ideological boundaries. If medicines are safe & effective, they should also be available!
20677 2.4 years ago Sally Nelson Temecula, CA
20676 2.4 years ago Jennifer Vogt OFallon, IL
20675 2.4 years ago Deborah Hill Tacoma, WA
20674 2.4 years ago Demian Gravlin Bloomington, MN
20673 2.4 years ago John Quinn Santa Rosa, CA
20672 2.4 years ago Evelyn Sardina Houston, TX OMG! Let's take full advantage of the Cuban intellect! What are we waiting for? We need this now!
20671 2.4 years ago chris brazis San Francisco, CA
20670 2.4 years ago rox s IGH, MN
20669 2.4 years ago Lisa Fine Schenectady, NY
20668 2.4 years ago Frances Costa Boulder, CO
20667 2.4 years ago Gus Gonzalez Chicago, IL
20666 2.4 years ago Kimberly Stevens Esmont, VA
20665 2.4 years ago Salme Armijo Blue Diamond, NV
20664 2.4 years ago Heidi Gould Tenino, WA This needs to change. Time to normalize relations and move into the future.
20663 2.4 years ago Dorothea Vecchiotti Dublin, NH
20662 2.4 years ago Wilmalyn Puryear Lutherville Timonium, MD
20661 2.4 years ago Frances Forte-Gomolson Barrington, NJ
20660 2.4 years ago EDWARD Rethman WEST DESMOINES, IA
20659 2.4 years ago Lynne Banta Los Angeles, CA
20658 2.4 years ago Anonymous Waltham, MA
20657 2.4 years ago KT Quinlan Baltimore, MD
20656 2.4 years ago Geoffrey Miller Pittsburgh, PA
20655 2.4 years ago Yvette Grant Shelby, NC
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