New Mexico looks beyond US borders for savings on medicine

New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Senate has endorsed a bill allowing the state to pursue potential imports of prescription drugs from Canada on a wholesale basis in search of cost savings.

Several states including Florida are looking for pathways to import prescription medicine while adhering to U.S. safety standards.

The Trump administration has indicated movement toward regulations that allow states to import many brand-name drugs from Canada with federal oversight.

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