Correction: Importing Prescription Drugs story

CURT ANDERSON | April 12, 2019

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Floridians could eventually gain access to cheaper Canadian prescription drugs under legislation passed Thursday by the state House, a top priority of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis. The GOP-led House voted 93-22 on Thursday for the measure, which if finalized creates a prescription drug importation program that would have to be approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration. A similar bill is moving in the state Senate and the two versions must be reconciled to win final passage. "The United States pays more for prescription drugs than anywhere else in the world," DeSantis said in a statement. "In Florida, we can change that by employing safe, common sense solutions such as importing FDA approved prescription drugs from Canada."

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