Colorado Submits Its Drug Importation Plan for Approval
Colorado — one of five states with drug importation plans in the works — has submitted its plan for importing prescription drugs from Canada to HHS for approval.
The state’s Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law in May 2019 that calls for the creation of the Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program.
The state is currently considering a separate bill that would expand the program to include other countries.
“Colorado is leading the way by taking a bold approach in our planning for the safe importation of prescription drugs from Canada, and we hope that it’s approved by [HHS] Secretary Azar promptly,” Polis said.