Trump wants to buy Canadian drugs

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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/trump-wants-to-buy-canadian-drugs/
 

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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. :lol:
 

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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.
 

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Mussolini did not get the trains to run on time.

He merely took credit for it.
 

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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.
 

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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.
Cheap pharmaceuticals and public health care are PROOOOOOOG things and you know what kind of evil PROOOOOOOG things lead to!
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.