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Canadian pharmacy shelves could run out of crucial medicines due to U.S. laws

By Nigel Rawson      

What is Ottawa’s plan for defending Canada’s prescription drug supply from American importation threats?

If importation of drugs into America from Canada were to proceed unchecked, Canadian prices would rise, writes Nigel Rawson. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay

U.S. lawmakers in 16 states have introduced bills to facilitate wholesale importation of pharmaceutical products from Canada. Vermont actually has a law on the books and the Florida and Colorado governors have signed legislation. The intention is to make lower-priced medicines available to Americans.

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