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The Trump administration may not support importing medicines from Canada, but that’s not stopping lawmakers in Vermont, who endorsed a bill that would make the state the first in the nation to designate wholesalers to buy drugs from across the border.

The bill, which was passed last week by both the Vermont House and Senate, is now before Gov. Phil Scott, who has so far not indicated whether he will sign the legislation into law but has until this week to decide. We asked his office for comment and will pass along any reply.


Unlike bills that have been repeatedly introduced in Congress, the measure would compile a list of the 10 to 15 most expensive medicines purchased by Vermont residents, and then create a program to allow wholesalers to buy medicines from still other wholesalers that are based in Canada.

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