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Clinton to allow Americans to import prescription pills from Canada


by Tia Y. - September 22, 2015


WASHINGTON – Lost in the noise of her headline-grabbing coming-out against the Keystone XL pipeline, Hillary Clinton announced another Canada-U.S. policy this week that could affect millions of people.

She called for legalizing prescription-pill imports from Canada, becoming the second Democratic presidential candidate to adopt the position and effectively making it party policy in the 2016 election.

Millions of Americans who struggle with high drug prices have purchased cheaper medicine abroad since online pharmacies first opened two decades ago, with Canada pioneering that grey-market industry.

The issue has resurfaced politically as U.S. drug prices experience their biggest jump in years. One company was forced to back down last week amid news that a life-saving medicine had increased overnight from $13.50 to $750 per pill.

The same pill is available from a Canadian online pharmacy for $5.28. It’s generally illegal for Americans to buy and import that medicine, but the law is rarely enforced.

Now Clinton wants to normalize the practice.

“If the medicine you need costs less in Canada, you should be able to buy it from Canada — or any other country that meets our safety standards," she told an Iowa audience the same day she announced her long-awaited pipeline position.

“When I was privileged to represent upstate New York (as a senator)… every week there would be buses of American seniors going over to Canada, to buy drugs that were American-manufactured, drugs that were invented by American companies, for a much cheaper price over the border.

“That makes no sense at all, folks … I don’t want you to have to drive to Visit the original post at ipolitics.ca


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