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VT Gov. Welcomes Federal Drug Importation Approval

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott

A spokeswoman for Vermont Governor Phil Scott says the Republican appreciates the Trump administration proposal that would allow Americans to legally and safely import lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada.

The Trump administration announced the plan Wednesday that reverses years of opposition from federal health authorities. It comes amid a public outcry over high prices for life-sustaining medications.


The details of how the importation would work still need to be established.


Last year, Governor Scott signed what became the nation's first law that would allow the importation of prescription drugs from Canada, but it needed federal approval.

Vermont plans to submit an importation proposal to the federal Agency of Health and Human Services by next July.

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