Trump backing Florida drug importation plan in shift from past admins - (Fox Business via NewsPoints Desk)

  • The administration of US President Donald Trump is supporting a plan by Florida that would permit the import of prescription drugs, Fox Business reported.

  • Trump has asked Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to help Florida Governor Ron DeSantis implement the proposal.

  • According to an administration spokesperson, Trump directed Azar and DeSantis to "work together to explore additional options, including drug importation opportunities, to reduce drug prices in a safe way."

  • Azar will be tasked with ensure that the plan does not endanger patients while lowering costs.

  • The FDA and pharmaceutical industry have long opposed drug importation, arguing that the practice could put patients at risk.

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