Should We Be Able To Order Cheap Drugs From Canada?
from the government-supported-monopolies dept
As even local governments are starting to look to Canada to help people get the prescription drugs they need at a price they can afford, the federal government is stepping in to say “that’s wrong”. They don’t give a very good reason, but they’ve come out with a statement saying that local governments that order cheaper drugs from Canada over the internet may be breaking the law. The best rationale they can come up with is that it says to people that it’s okay to order drugs over the internet – which they’re afraid is a health risk. Admittedly, there are plenty of online drug ordering scams – but if they can be shown to be legitimate, how can it be wrong to let people order drugs that cost a fraction of the price they would cost in the US? Isn’t that what competition is supposed to be about?