S.B.080. Wholesale Canadian Drug Importation Program

Colorado Senate
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Summary

                    The bill creates the 'Colorado Wholesale Importation of Prescription Drugs Act', under which the department of health care policy and financing (department) must design a program to import prescription pharmaceuticals from Canada for sale to Colorado consumers. The program design must ensure both drug safety and cost savings for Colorado consumers. The department must submit the  program design to the secretary of the United States department of health and human services and request the secretary's approval of the program as meeting the requirements of federal law to import Canadian pharmaceutical products.
                
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                    If the secretary approves the program, the department must implement the program. The department must adopt a funding mechanism to cover the program's administrative costs, and the department must annually report on the program to the general assembly.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)
                

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Actions

  • Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

    Mon, Feb 5th 2018
  • Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only

    Wed, Jan 31st 2018
  • Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

    Fri, Jan 12th 2018