Trump Says U.S. Will Allow State Rx Imports If They Save Money

May 09, 2019
President Donald Trump said Thursday (May 9) that his administration would allow prescription drug importation from foreign countries if the programs would create significant cost savings. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Trump supported Florida’s importation plan, which passed the state legislature in April. Trump said the administration will allow states to import prescription drugs if they can buy them at a “substantially” lesser price. Under current law, HHS has the authority to allow drug imports if the HHS secretary...

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