Gov. Ron DeSantis Signs Drug Importation Bill

Jordan Kirkland                   June, 11th, 2019

On Tuesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis defied traditional GOP logic when he signed a drug bill that will allow the importation of prescription drugs into Florida. The signing signals a promise kept by DeSantis to find innovative solutions to the rising health care costs plaguing Floridians. 

The bill establishes two programs – the Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program (CPDI Program) and the International Prescription Drug Importation Program (IPDI Program) – to safely import federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved prescription drugs into the state for the benefit of consumers and public programs.

The bill passed in the GOP-led Florida House April 29 with a final vote of 93-20.

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