Amid the heated debate over the cost of medicines, various state lawmakers are pushing ahead with legislation that would allow Americans to import drugs from Canada.

In Florida, a bill is making its way through the legislature that would establish two programs, one of which would permit the state to import drugs from Canada for Medicaid and state prisoners, while the other would be available to state residents, although these would be administered by different state agencies. The House appropriations committee voted in support on Monday and now moves to the health and human services committee.

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