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.



201-225 of 20854 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if ...
20654 2.4 years ago marcelo villar Juana Díaz, PR
20653 2.4 years ago Patti Armstrong Arlington , TX
20652 2.4 years ago Beau Jessee Ellicott City, MD
20651 2.4 years ago Kenny Glanden newark, DE
20650 2.4 years ago Marlen Beach Kansas City, MO Only if US Big Pharma can profit from a medication does it seem to be valid in the country. Import this medication from Cuba!
20649 2.4 years ago Lilith Rogers Sebastopol, CA Do it....
20648 2.4 years ago Sandra Hayner Eureka, CA
20647 2.4 years ago Jonathan Humphrey Ann Arbor, MI
20646 2.4 years ago Joseph Polansky Scranton, PA
20645 2.4 years ago Anonymous Port Hope, MI
20644 2.4 years ago C Ciucci Salisbury mills, NY
20643 2.4 years ago Yvonne Segal Fayetteville, AR All medicines and natural therapies, not just Cuban, should be allowed in this country.
20642 2.4 years ago Jennifer Hoffman Harrisburg, PA
20641 2.4 years ago Richard Whitney Stoddard, NH
20640 2.4 years ago Anonymous Manchester, CT
20639 2.4 years ago Debra Johnson Wellborn, FL
20638 2.4 years ago Debra Johnson Wellborn, FL
20637 2.4 years ago Joseph Owen Farmington, NM
20636 2.4 years ago Lorie Fincik Grindstone, PA
20635 2.4 years ago Anna Suranyi Boston, MA
20634 2.4 years ago Thayne Alexander CO
20633 2.4 years ago Linda Novack Atlantic Beach, NY
20632 2.4 years ago anna berg ny, NY
20631 2.4 years ago Margery Fels & E. Macdougall Palmer Misoula, MT
20630 2.4 years ago Chris Riley Manistee, MI
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