Florida to import prescription drugs from Canada. This plan could save taxpayers money, but some say it might risk public health.
Florida got the thumbs up from the FDA to bring in prescription drugs from Canada, aiming to make medicines more affordable. Governor Ron DeSantis signed this plan in 2019, and now it’s approved.
President Biden supports such ideas to cut drug prices. The White House likes this move and wants more states to try it.
But, Canadian health providers worry about supply issues. Before, the pharmaceutical industry and the FDA said importing drugs could be risky. DeSantis is happy about this decision, but it might face legal challenges.
This plan could save taxpayers money, but some say it might risk public health. It targets specific medicines for certain groups, hoping to cut costs.
Canada already controls drug prices, but how much it’ll help the U.S. prices is unclear. This change is a big deal in U.S. drug policy, trying to solve the problem of expensive and hard-to-get medicines.