FDA Approves Florida Drug Importation The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Florida to import prescription drugs from Canada via bulk purchasing. This would mean Florida residents would have access to Canadian wholesale prices, which are far lower than in the United States. Brand drug makers immediately attacked the waiver as reckless and claimed it could endanger health. Nonsense. Canada is a developed country with a great safety record. The waiver also has strict quality control measures in it. This is yet another stunt by Big Pharma to maintain its high prices in the United States. It likely will sue to stop it. Canada, too, could disrupt the plan if it results in shortages there. Although the targeted drugs right now look like they are in reasonable supply, look out for a “manufactured” crisis to emerge. This is a feather in the cap of presidential candidate and Fl. Gov.