Canada May Ban Drug Exports Into The US
from the political-hot-potato dept
Apparently, Canada is thinking about banning the sale of drugs into the US by mail order. The US administration has already been trying to stop the import of such drugs, for a variety of reasons (and some of them appear to depend on your political leanings) — though plenty of politicians on both sides of the aisle have been pushing to allow such cross border drug imports, as it’s very popular with constituents. This new plan would make it much more difficult, if not impossible, for US prescriptions to be sent across the border, unless the patient travels over the border with the prescription. Even in that case, certain drugs won’t be allowed to cross the border back into the US. Of course, from a political standpoint, this is one very hot potato. No one wants to be accused of making drugs more expensive, and some are suggesting that pressure from the US is pushing Canada to make these changes, so that it can’t be pinned specifically on a US politician.