Trump wants to buy Canadian drugs


B00Mer
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Trump wants to buy Canadian drugs



The American president has gone against the advice of senior officials in his own party and endorsed a controversial Florida proposal to import drugs from Canada.

“And now [drug prices are] going to be going down a long way further, including the fact that we may allow states to buy drugs in other countries if we can buy them for a lesser price — substantially less price,” Trump said last week at a White House event. “So we will allow them, with certain permissions, to go to other countries if they can buy them for 40, 50, 60 percent less.”

While the move is sure to anger the Republican establishment, it could increase support for Trump among middle and lower class voters who currently pay massive sums for medication. According to a CTV article, Americans pay up to 190 percent more for prescription drugs than other Western countries.

While president Trump’s plan could have a populist draw, many critiques have warned that the plan will not work due to Canada’s size.

With a population of only 37 million, Canada does not have the market size to also sell drugs to the United States, especially when a large portion of Canada’s medicine is actively imported from Europe and the United States.

For the majority of drugs supplied by manufacturers outside of Canada, there would be no guarantee of an increased supply being shipped to Canada – knowing full well that it will be re-shipped to the U.S. to compete in a different market.

As broken down in Forbes, the likely reality would be empty shelves in Canadian pharmacies, and anger many Canadians.

What do you think about the plan to import Canadian pharmaceuticals? Let us know in the comments below.

https://www.thepostmillennial.com/tr...anadian-drugs/
 
B00Mer
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Trump was a hippie from the 60's eh!!

 
Curious Cdn
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Give him deal on cyanide capsules.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Give him deal on cyanide capsules.

booo..

He has done nothing but help the American people.. and this is another example. Drug prices are high in the USA. He is opening up the markets and helping Canadian businesses and jobs.

Best jobs numbers, fighting against China for the first time..

Canada would be so lucky to have a leader to makes promises and keeps them.

He is becoming the best President The USA has ever had, and the Liberal sour grapes rot on the vines.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

booo..
He has done nothing but help the American people.. and this is another example. Drug prices are high in the USA. He is opening up the markets and helping Canadian businesses and jobs.
Best jobs numbers, fighting against China for the first time..
Canada would be so lucky to have a leader to makes promises and keeps them.

Right ... like Mussolini got the trains to run on the (not an easy thing to do in Italy). Trump is doing immeasurable and probably permanent harm to the Republic.
 
Hoid
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Mussolini did not get the trains to run on time.

He merely took credit for it.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Mussolini did not get the trains to run on time.
He merely took credit for it.

Sounds familiar. The US economy still functions in spite of the trade wars with everybody on the planet.
 
Hoid
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As far as the pills go there is nothing new about an American wanting to buy Canadian drugs. It's like us wanting to buy American gas.

The sad part is that our drugs are more expensive than any other country in the world with a universal healthcare system.

But still far cheaper than America. Those poor saps literally die because they can't afford insulin which is produced for nothing.
 
B00Mer
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Good news for Trump: America’s economy is great again
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

As far as the pills go there is nothing new about an American wanting to buy Canadian drugs. It's like us wanting to buy American gas.
The sad part is that our drugs are more expensive than any other country in the world with a universal healthcare system.
But still far cheaper than America. Those poor saps literally die because they can't afford insulin which is produced for nothing.

Cheap pharmaceuticals and public health care are PROOOOOOOG things and you know what kind of evil PROOOOOOOG things lead to!
 
Hoid
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we could use a hell of a lot more prog public health
 
Dixie Cup
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My concern would be (as stated in the article) the lack of drugs available in Canada thus increasing OUR costs as well. Hopefully, we can tell him to take a hike.


He needs to go after the pharmaceutical companies and get them to lower the cost of drugs, especially after they've recouped their R&D costs.
 
petros
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CDN online pharmacies still exist.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

we could use a hell of a lot more prog public health

Why does it need to be public?
 
Hoid
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So that it is available to everyone?
 
taxslave
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No stupid, why does it have to be run by government? We have a pretty good deal with our union agreement and a national plan could very well lower the quality of program we get.
 
Hoid
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Do all Canadians belong to your union?
 
taxslave
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The smart ones do.
 
Hoid
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In other words no - not all Canadians belong to your union and should therefore not get healthcare.

This is,once again, why nobody ever wants you on their team.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

The smart ones do.

Which one is that? Unifor?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Which one is that? Unifor?

Operating Engineers
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

In other words no - not all Canadians belong to your union and should therefore not get healthcare.

This is,once again, why nobody ever wants you on their team.

Why should I pay for someone else to have for free what I already got through negociation?
 
Twin_Moose
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Operating Engineers

I belong to 870 here
 
Hoid
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Why should I pay for someone else to have for free what I already got through negociation?

So you think things that the government provides are free?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslave View Post

Operating Engineers

So those Teamsters and Unifor members are are loozahs?
 
White_Unifier
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

booo..
He has done nothing but help the American people.. and this is another example. Drug prices are high in the USA. He is opening up the markets and helping Canadian businesses and jobs.
Best jobs numbers, fighting against China for the first time..
Canada would be so lucky to have a leader to makes promises and keeps them.
He is becoming the best President The USA has ever had, and the Liberal sour grapes rot on the vines.

He's been imposing tariffs on US consumers.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

So you think things that the government provides are free?

For losers like you they are. Just like medical. SOme of us pay dearly for services we don't need or want while you losers get it for free. Then I have to pay out of pocket with Blue cross picking upsome of the tab for services I need.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Twin_Moose View Post

I belong to 870 here

the thumbs thing stilllll isn't working proper. All BC is 115.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

As far as the pills go there is nothing new about an American wanting to buy Canadian drugs. It's like us wanting to buy American gas.
The sad part is that our drugs are more expensive than any other country in the world with a universal healthcare system.
But still far cheaper than America. Those poor saps literally die because they can't afford insulin which is produced for nothing.

In 1923 the patent for insulin was sold for $1. Now, if the patent for insulin was sold for a dollar, why is the cost going up? The simple answer is that this isn't your great grandmother's insulin. For decades, the insulin doctors prescribed was derived from animals and injected with a very basic needle and syringe.
Today, insulin is manufactured using bacteria in which a copy of the gene for human insulin has been inserted. Insulin itself has been modified chemically to make versions that work faster or last longer. The delivery system has changed a lot. Instead of needles and syringes, there are insulin pumps, pens and other methods. And, there are all kinds of machines that measure blood glucose.
One can argue about the ethics, but each of these inventions comes with a new patent, and a new opportunity to jack up the price. So technically, it's not really produced for "nothing" as you put it.
 
Wise
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Trump must want to buy Canadian drugs. What are these people smoking? Trump recently went on a 4-day trip to Japan and he personally handed the trophy to the sumo wrestler. They are really enjoying the parties. I think there is some kind of narcotics plot going on here. Weed is legalised in Canada. Now probably USA wants more legalisation, too.

http://www.igorbnews.com/sumo.html