Trump Has Blessed States’ Exploration Of Importing Drugs. Will It Catch On?

(By Phil Galewitz for Kaiser Health News)

Seeking a solution to the soaring costs of drugs, Colorado, Florida and Vermont are making plans to import medications from Canada, where prescriptions are cheaper.

President Donald Trump has offered his support, marking the first time drug importation has won a presidential endorsement.

The states’ plans are in their infancy. But they signal how frustration among consumers — especially those shouldering greater portions of their health bills through high-deductible health plans — is putting pressure on federal and state officials.  Continue reading article here…

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