Heads up, Canada: Colorado wants your drugs – CBC

Becomes latest U.S. state to look north to deal with high medicine prices

Dec 08, 2022

What’s new?
Colorado is the latest state to apply for a licence to import medicines from Canada, the most recent development in a politically sensitive cross-border issue.

This week the state announced that it asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permission to import 112 medicines from Canada including EpiPens and drugs for cancer, asthma, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and other ailments.

Because those drugs are cheaper in Canada, the state projects that importing them would save Coloradans an average of 65 per cent per drug.

“This exciting step means we are closer to savings for Coloradans,” Gov. Jared Polis said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/colorado-drug-imports-canada-1.6679290

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