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Old Yesterday, 07:54 AM
 
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Wouldn't this be like the very easiest thing possible.....to require the same prices here or lower?

This isn't rocket science nor does it involved even 1% of his promise for "better cheaper health care for all".

My family (and millions of others) already import stuff from Canada. It's not cheap, but it does cost less. Also,, the firms are honestly somewhat sketchy. Lots of profits being made on the far end.

Wouldn't it be better to have American manufactured drugs sold by American companies?

Heck, even the Pot industry took almost no time to have almost unlimited supply once our system allowed them.....

Taking biz away from an entire supply chain and awarding it to another country seems like a band-aid. The whole reason that people going to Canada has made the news is that they SHOULDN'T HAVE TO DO THAT.

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcar...r-prescription

There are actually safety concerns....we contacted some of the big pharmacies and they are definitely sketchy outfits. I think it is a Gold Mine for certain Canadians and obviously attracting anyone and everyone on that end.
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Old Yesterday, 08:17 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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At the behest of their masters in big pharma, the government is increasing its checking of incoming packages and seizing them.
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Old Yesterday, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Lightbulb Why is Trump trying to allow import of Drugs from Canada?

In a word:

Desperation

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Old Yesterday, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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We should be asking ourselves why drugs cost so much in America when North and South of us the same or similar drug is much cheaper?



I wonder if Trump allows drugs to come in from Canada that it will force American drug companies to rethink their marketing and lower costs.

It is all about supply and demand and a fair market.



I think Trump is on to something but of course the Left is going to criticize him.
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Old Yesterday, 09:34 AM
 
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Wouldn't this be like the very easiest thing possible.....to require the same prices here or lower?

This isn't rocket science nor does it involved even 1% of his promise for "better cheaper health care for all".

My family (and millions of others) already import stuff from Canada. It's not cheap, but it does cost less. Also,, the firms are honestly somewhat sketchy. Lots of profits being made on the far end.

Wouldn't it be better to have American manufactured drugs sold by American companies?

Heck, even the Pot industry took almost no time to have almost unlimited supply once our system allowed them.....

Taking biz away from an entire supply chain and awarding it to another country seems like a band-aid. The whole reason that people going to Canada has made the news is that they SHOULDN'T HAVE TO DO THAT.

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcar...r-prescription

There are actually safety concerns....we contacted some of the big pharmacies and they are definitely sketchy outfits. I think it is a Gold Mine for certain Canadians and obviously attracting anyone and everyone on that end.

Well if you contacted the bigger pharmacy chains in Canada and found them "definitely sketchy"; without asking as to what made you think that, I'll only offer these as perhaps the underlying reason:

Rexall - owned by the American McKesson Group.
IDA - owned by the American McKesson Group.
Guardian - owned by the American McKesson Group.

McKesson has been a major supplier of wholesale drugs to the Rexall chain for over two decades.

You have every right to be concerned and here's another reason why:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.672c7de57cd3

"Under Sanders’s plan, Canada would simply serve as an intermediate transshipment point for unapproved drugs heading to the United States. Canadian authorities do not inspect every shipment of products headed for the U.S. marketplace to ensure that packages don’t contain adulterated, counterfeit or illegal drugs. Canada does not have the resources to undertake such comprehensive searches, and the Canadian and U.S. governments are not currently set up to facilitate such a program. Canada’s health-inspection regime is designed to ensure the safety of medications for Canadians, not for other countries."

https://www.drugwatch.com/featured/u...gher-vs-world/

"A more recent poll published in November 2016 by Kaiser Family Foundation found 19 million adults in the U.S. imported medication from Canada or other countries."


https://www.cbc.ca/news/health/phrma...alth-1.5012423

Succinctly put; Americans failure to address their own problem should impact no one but themselves and not risk other countries ability to provide affordable meds to their own citizens.

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Old Yesterday, 09:40 AM
 
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When Canadian drug prices start to skyrocket, I'm expecting that plan to come to a speedy end.
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Old Yesterday, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Wouldn't this be like the very easiest thing possible.....to require the same prices here or lower?

This isn't rocket science nor does it involved even 1% of his promise for "better cheaper health care for all".


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How would one do that?
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Old Yesterday, 10:21 AM
 
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Importing drugs from Canada cuts out the "middleman system" in the USA, known as pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). Add to that - there are the "rebates" which Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, a former Eli Lilly executive, has called “a hidden system of kickbacks to middlemen”.

The largest purchaser of Prescription drugs in the USA are the Federal Health services - Medicare, Medicaid and the VA ..... none of which are allowed to Negotiate prices. That was the Back Room deal that Obama cut with Big Pharma for ObamaCare.

And then there is the Generic Price Fixing that the Major Pharma people are actively doing.

They are a corrupt bunch and spend many Billions every year for the beneficial Laws that protect their profits. I might remind folks that the President of the USA can't pass Law, he has to rely of the do-nothing CongressCritters (who are paid off by Pharma) to pass LAW. He can issue some regulations .... like regulations to make it safe to purchase Pharma from Canada.
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Old Yesterday, 10:30 AM
 
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At the behest of their masters in big pharma, the government is increasing its checking of incoming packages and seizing them.
Some time ago CC companies stopped allowing payment to foreign pharmacies, reputable or not. The point isn't safety, it is to stop us from being able to buy meds outside of US big pharm, even if it is the only way we could afford them.
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Old Yesterday, 10:38 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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Some time ago CC companies stopped allowing payment to foreign pharmacies, reputable or not. The point isn't safety, it is to stop us from being able to buy meds outside of US big pharm, even if it is the only way we could afford them.
You dying is not relevant.

The CEO of big pharma getting the 300 foot yacht instead of the crappy 200 foot yacht is much more important.
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