FDA & Florida Make a Dent in Drug Prices with Canadian Imports

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Move should help address rising drug costs in state with high population of seniors


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (January 5, 2024)  AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the world’s largest HIV and AIDS healthcare organization, is cheering a move this week by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the State of Florida, which secured FDA approval to import prescription medications from Canada in an effort to address rising drug costs.


“We applaud the Biden administration and Florida for approving reimportation to relieve the burden of astronomical drug prices on patients,” said Michael Weinstein, AHF founder and president. “However, it would be so much easier to just lower prices in the States than shipping U.S. made drugs to Canada and the sending them back to Florida.”


“Unfortunately, Congress, which is owned by pharma, refuses to do more,” concluded Weinstein.

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