- Allows Americans to import prescription drugs from Canada despite a Food and Drug Administration ban on importing prescription medicine into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, an arm of Homeland Security, began aggressively enforcing the ban last November by seizing incoming medications at borders.
Prescription drugs - even those manufactured in the United States - are generally sold at cheaper prices in Canada and other countries because of government price controls.
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The FY07 Homeland Security Appropriations bill, H.R. 5441, can be found at: http://thomas.loc.gov/