Implementation of a Canadian Prescription Drug Importation Program

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In accordance with Senate Bill 19-005, passed in 2019, the Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (Department) has been developing a Canadian prescription drug importation program. The Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) Section 804 permits importation and reimportation of prescription drugs from Canada by a pharmacist or wholesaler, provided the drugs meet certain minimum standards, will pose no additional risk to the public's health and safety, and results in a significant reduction in costs to consumers. HHS can approve a program if these conditions are met. HCPF has released a program solicitation seeking vendors as part of the next steps in program development.

Release of Program Solicitation (Invitation to Negotiate)

Release of Draft Importation Program Application

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Past Stakeholder Sessions

October 15, 2020


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