Requires the Department of Health and Senior Services to conduct a study regarding the importation of certain prescription drugs by the state
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FIRST REGULAR SESSION
SENATE BILL NO. 127
Pre-filed December 1, 2018, and ordered printed.
To amend chapter 192, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to a
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:
192.340. The department of health and senior services shall conduct a study regarding the processes by which the state may import certain prescription drugs from other countries for eventual consumption by Missouri consumers. The department shall: (1) Determine how the state may become certified by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services to operate a prescription drug importation program; (2) Determine how to ensure that only drugs meeting U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety, effectiveness, and other standards are imported by the state; consumer savings through importation; importation; imported drugs; (6) Determine how to limit the distribution of imported drugs to only Missouri consumers who would benefit most from the associated savings; (7) Consult with the Missouri state board of registration for the healing arts, representatives of the pharmaceutical industry, patient
(4) Estimate potential consumer savings attributable
100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY SENATOR SATER.
ADRIANE D. CROUSE, Secretary.
prescription drug importation study.
Section A. Chapter 192, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 192.340, to read as follows:
(5) Determine with whom the state could contract to distribute
(3) Identify prescription drugs with the highest potential for
SB 127 advocates, and others representing persons who could be affected by importation; and regulations to facilitate importation by the state. The department shall report the study's findings and recommendations to the general assembly by December 31, 2020.
(8) Propose changes, if necessary, to state statutes and