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Colorado moves another step closer to importing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada

Colorado has taken another step toward importing lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada, after signing contracts with companies on both sides of the border that will handle the transaction. The state hopes that bringing in regular, everyday prescription drugs from Canada, where they are sold at a lower price than in the United States, will help […]

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Colorado’s plan to import prescription drugs from Canada just got a boost, thanks to Congress

Let’s say you take a daily dose of a really common medication — maybe Lipitor, at 10mg a pop. If you walk into a Denver-area pharmacy and pay out of pocket for the brand-name version, you are looking at around $1,000 for a 90-day supply, according to prices tracked at GoodRX. That comes out to […]

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Colorado governor signs priority bills to cut health insurance costs, limit prescription drug prices

Some private insurance companies operating in Colorado will soon be required to offer a state-regulated health insurance plan that eventually will be 15% cheaper than current rates under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Jared Polis. In addition to House Bill 1232, the health insurance measure, Polis also signed into law legislation creating […]

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Colorado lawmakers wage multifront assault on high drug costs

By Markian Hawryluk, Kaiser Health News Tired of waiting for federal action to reduce prescription drug costs, Colorado is acting on its own — even if it must do so with one arm tied behind its back. Unable to set prices or change patent protections, the state is exploring creative legislative and administrative approaches to […]

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Colorado already allows prescription drug imports from Canada. Lawmakers want to open it up to more countries.

By Patty Niebert, The Associated Press/Report for America Colorado lawmakers are considering a bill to add more countries to a state program that imports prescription drugs from Canada. The state House Health and Insurance committee passed a bill Wednesday that would expand the program if the federal program is also increased. In 2020, under former […]