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New Mexico Lawmakers Vote To Import Medicine From Canada

Feb. 17, 2020, 4:57 PM

New Mexico health officials would try to cut prescription drug costs by importing some medications from Canada, under a bill headed for the governor’s desk.

The legislation, Senate Bill 1, aims to make the state among the first to work with the federal government on wholesale drug importation from Canada. The House gave it final approval Sunday. The vote was unanimous, as it was in the Senate.

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) backs the measure and intends to sign the bill into law quickly to make sure New Mexico “is at the front of the line” for the importation...

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