May 16, 2018

Vermont legalizes importing drugs from Canada

Politico- Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott  signed legislation making his state the first to legalize importing prescription drugs from Canada, an idea President Donald Trump's top health officials oppose that's also drawn fierce opposition from the pharmaceutical industry.

Several steps remain before the Vermont program would take effect. The state would be required to submit a certification request to the federal government by July 2019. Vermont also has not yet established a funding mechanism to pay for the program. 

1 comment:

Nelson said...

I wish the Vermont Governor luck for daring to try something new to bring down the cost of prescription drugs. We have to be open minded in finding solutions. So, I applaud the Governor for moving forward with an idea that may have great potential to bring down rising cost with prescription medicine.