Florida Gov. DeSantis Asks Feds To Approve Canadian Rx Drug Importation Program

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing the Biden Administration to allow Floridians to buy cheaper FDA-approved prescription drugs from Canada.

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- 5:30-- Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing the Biden administration to allow Floridians to buy cheaper drugs from Canada. The governor signed the bill aimed at lowering prescription drug costs back in 2019. But nothing's happened since because prescription drugs are so heavily regulated by federal law. The governor says if Florida gets approval to buy drugs from Canada, it could save a lot of money.

RON DESANTIS: You know, we think at the state level, between $80 and $150 million can be saved by implementing this program.

- The law Governor DeSantis signed follows a provision in a law from 2003 signed by then-president George W. Bush that does allow for the purchase of drugs from Canada. The governor said the feds have been reviewing the Florida law for six months, but he hopes to have approval soon.