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Title Import Prescription Drugs From Canada
Status Governor Signed (05/16/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Public Health
House Sponsors S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
R. Rodriguez (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 01/04/2019
Description

The bill creates the Colorado Wholesale Importation of
Prescription Drugs Act, under which the department of health care
policy and financing (department) shall design a program to import
prescription pharmaceutical products from Canada for sale to Colorado
consumers. The program design must ensure both drug safety and cost

savings for Colorado consumers. The department shall submit the
program design to the secretary of the United States department of health
and human services and request the secretary's approval of the program,
as required by federal law, to import Canadian pharmaceutical products.
If the secretary approves the program, the department shall
implement the program. The department shall adopt a funding mechanism
to cover the program's administrative costs, and the department shall
annually report on the program to the general assembly.

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