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Legislature 2019: Why Oregon might try to import prescription drugs from Canada

Jan 31, 2019 - Portland Business Journal (Oregon)

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...