Four on the Floor

DENVER — Even though it would require a federal waiver that no state has yet received, the Colorado House gave its preliminary nod Wednesday to a bill aimed at importing prescription drugs from Canada as a way to drive down costs to patients. 

Senate Bill 5, a measure that Gov. Jared Polis said he supports, calls on the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to file for a federal waiver to be allowed to make drugs from Canada, which are less expensive than the same drugs sold in the United States, available to any Coloradan.