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.



26-50 of 20854 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if ...
20829 2.2 years ago Wendy Frado Van Nuys, CA
20828 2.2 years ago Ken Gale NYC, NY People who visit Cuba's lives matter, too.
20827 2.2 years ago Anonymous Riviera Beach, FL
20826 2.2 years ago Janet Matthews Rockville Centre, NY
20825 2.2 years ago peter hochfellner elk grove, IL
20824 2.2 years ago William McKiven Tellico Plains, TN
20823 2.2 years ago Hugh Gurney Howell, MI
20822 2.2 years ago Melinda Woodward Richmond, CA
20821 2.2 years ago L Glasner NY, NY
20820 2.2 years ago Anonymous New Albany, OH
20819 2.2 years ago A V New London, NC Why do we still continue to force the giant pharma monopoly down the throats of the American citizens and then blame it on others...
20818 2.3 years ago Drake C Wells kaunakakai, HI
20817 2.3 years ago N.J. Moore Redwood City,, CA This stand against life-saving medical procedures and medicines from Cuba is politics at its worst! If the life of a congressperson's family were on the line, you can bet this policy would change!
20816 2.3 years ago Mr. LaVern Marshall Livingston, WI
20815 2.3 years ago Anonymous Getzville, NY
20814 2.3 years ago Anonymous baldwin park, CA
20813 2.3 years ago karen hallett greenbank, WA
20812 2.3 years ago Jane-E. Keniski Chicago, IL
20811 2.3 years ago Kimberly Wiley Rochester, NY
20810 2.3 years ago Martine Lecorps New York, NY
20809 2.3 years ago Gene Grabiner Buffalo, NY
20808 2.3 years ago Anton Iorga Edmonton, AB
20807 2.3 years ago Jonathan Tachibana Los Angeles, CA
20806 2.3 years ago Jo Anne Hall San Rafael, CA I suspect that the main objection against allowing Cuban medicines into the U.S. is more about the political & financial objections of the American drug industry rather than concerns about Cuban pol...
20805 2.3 years ago Richard Wojtowicz Bozeman, MT It's time for US politicians to grow up.
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