Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Anyone Surprised by This?

I for one certainly am not. Canadian officials are considering banning the export of price-controlled medication to the United States. The first reason is that Canadian taxpayers are footing a good portion of the bills from these medications going to Americans. The other reason is that the pharmaceutical companies are willing to play along with Canadian price controls. Why do they do that? Because they know that they can make up the losses by soaking the American market. For Americans, remember that the prices you are trying to get away from are caused in part by the discount you are getting in Canada. For Canadians, if the pharma companies feel they are getting too shafted on the deal, then suddenly they will stop cutting Canada its break, and now Canadians aren't getting the sweet deal.

I wonder just how many people who head to Canada for prescriptions complain about the cost of illegal Mexican immigrants sponging of their tax dollars?

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