Colorado Releases Solicitation to Import Drugs from Canada

Colorado Releases Solicitation to Import Drugs from Canada

Colorado Releases Solicitation to Import Prescription Drugs from Canada

DENVER, CO (STL.News) Today, the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (the Department) released an Invitation to Negotiate (ITN), soliciting multiple vendors to help operationalize Colorado’s Canadian Drug Importation Program including aspects such as compliance, safety and prescription drug distribution.  In 2019, the Colorado General Assembly passed SB19-005, which authorized the Department to seek approval from the federal government to establish an importation program that will provide access to Canada’s lower priced drugs to Colorado employers and consumers. Since then, the Department has been working diligently on this initiative to help save Coloradans money on health care.

“The U.S. pays the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, and we are sick and tired of being ripped off.  Almost one in three Coloradans do not take their prescription drugs as directed because they can’t afford to,” said Governor Jared Polis.  “My administration will lead the way in changing that.  Safely importing prescription drugs from Canada is one of the ways we can help Coloradans save money on health care.”

Importation of certain prescription drugs was made possible through a change in federal policy in November 2020. 

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