Vermont Senate votes unanimously to import prescription drugs from Canada

State's federal delegation also working on legislation

MONTPELIER, Vt. - Vermont is one step closer to purchasing and reimporting prescription drugs directly from Canada.

Vermont's Senate voted unanimously to pass it, Thursday.

Currently, one in five people cannot afford to fill medicine prescribed by their doctor.

Vermont's federal delegation is also working on a bill to allow for importation of some prescription drugs, as well as price caps on some prescriptions.

If this becomes law, Vermont would have to obtain a federal waiver to implement the law to import pharmaceuticals on behalf of its residents.

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