Legislature 2019: Why Oregon might try to import prescription drugs from Canada
Oregon lawmakers are exploring a new approach to reducing prescription drug prices: import them from Canada.
The Senate Committee on Wednesday held a hearing on Senate Bill 409, which would direct the State Board of Pharmacy to pursue wholesale importation of prescription drugs into Oregon. A similar bill pending in the Oregon House requires the Oregon Health Authority to design an importation program.
Pharmacy and pharmaceutical trade groups oppose SB 409. Patients, nurses and consu...