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With drug plan, Trump tosses another nasty, disingenuous grenade into U.S.-Canada relations

By Les Whittington      

Any extension of drug buying here by Americans beyond what is currently allowed for limited personal use would quickly turn the current drug shortage problem in Canada into an emergency.

The U.S. government announced in the summer a plan to allow FDA approval for certain medications imported from outside of the country, including Canada. Photograph courtesy of Pixabay

OTTAWA—Blaming foreign “freeloaders” for the outrageous cost of pharmaceuticals in the United States, President Donald Trump has injected another potential irritant into his country’s vexed relations with Canada.

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