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April 10, 2019

House Could Approve DeSantis’ Drug-Import Plan on Thursday

Florida Watchdog

Public Policy attorney Mark Delegal talked to Florida Watchdog on the expected approval from the Florida House on Gov. Ron DeSantis’ plan to create a pharmaceutical drug import program. This bill will help allow the Canadian Drug Importation Program to purchase drugs for Medicaid patients and prison inmates, and the International Drug Importation Program for individual residents.

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) representative, Mark Delegal, states that pharmaceutical drug prices can be lowered by monitoring how pharmacy benefit managers pass along savings and rebates to consumers.

“People are watching you,” said Mr. Delegal “Counterfeiters are watching you. The public is watching you. And when you give a green light to this Canadian system, it’s going to change public conduct. They are going to go out and start saying, “Hey, this has been green-lighted.’ And all the counterfeiters will pop up and begin to make their products available.”

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