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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20779 2.3 years ago Virgil Pauls Newton, KS
20778 2.3 years ago Fernanda Loustaunau San ysidro, CA
20777 2.3 years ago Jacob Nolan Willcox, AZ
20776 2.3 years ago paul gallimore Leicester, NC
20775 2.3 years ago David Castagna Zephyrhills, FL
20774 2.3 years ago Olivia Lopez Covina , CA
20773 2.3 years ago Adrianne Tompkins Newton, MA
20772 2.3 years ago Margaret Donlan Yarmouth Port, MA
20771 2.3 years ago Sanford Wintersberger Durham, NC
20770 2.3 years ago Barbara Holcomb Cadmus, MI I know a young man who is in the process of losing his second leg to diabetes. Please help him.
20769 2.3 years ago Martha Viehmann Cincinnati, OH
20768 2.3 years ago William Aldrich Warwick, RI
20767 2.3 years ago Roger CrazyWolf Thoreau, NM
20766 2.3 years ago Anonymous Berkeley, CA
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20763 2.3 years ago Matt Brown new Castle, DE
20762 2.3 years ago Michael Crowden Harrisonville, MO
20761 2.3 years ago Laura Knight Big Pine Key, FL
20760 2.3 years ago Robert Shaw Ridgecrest, CA
20759 2.3 years ago Isaac Lee II Carrboro, NC
20758 2.3 years ago Michele Henley Everett, WA
20757 2.3 years ago Carolyn Chambers Wichita, KS
20756 2.3 years ago Elena Pugh Bloomingdale, NJ
20755 2.3 years ago Anonymous Miami, FL
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