Canada blocks certain drug exports in response to US plan

Montreal (AFP) – Canada announced Saturday a ban on exporting certain medicines that are or may soon be in short supply, a measure in response to a US plan to import drugs from its northern neighbor.The plan promoted by outgoing US President Donald Trump aimed at allowing¬†pharmacists and wholesalers to import certain prescription drugs in bulk from Canada takes effect on Monday.The US plan is intended to lower prices for Americans, but comes at a time when the Covid-19 pandemic has increased demand for some medicines.Canada’s ban took effect on Friday, its health ministry said, and is intended…

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