S 175 – VermontStatus: Enacted
Year Introduced: 2018
Year Enacted: 2018
Establishes a program to allow wholesale importation of prescription drugs from Canada into Vermont. Creates a bulk purchasing program for prescription drugs through the Department of Health and require prescription drug manufacturers to provide notice before introducing new, high-cost drugs to the market. The bill also requires health insurers to provide information about the impact of prescription drug spending on premium rates as part of the Green Mountain Care Board’s rate review process and direct the Board to publish an annual report demonstrating the overall impact of drug costs on health insurance premiums.
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