Trump's New Plan Could See Americans Raiding Canada's Drug Supply
"The Trump administration said Wednesday it will set up a system allowing Americans to legally import bulk quantities of lower-cost prescription drugs from Canada for the first time, raising concerns about whether the move could result in drug shortages and higher prices for Canadians. More than a dozen organizations, including Diabetes Canada and the Best Medicines Coalition, say they are worried about the much larger American market depleting stocks at Canadian pharmacies and they would welcome a public statement from the Canadian government confirming that it will take action to help protect Canadian supplies.
John Adams, chair of national patient alliance The Best Medicines Coalition said he believes bulk importation could be a reality within months given political pressures and Trump's impatience. 'The government needs to pull up its socks and figure out how to protect Canadians from having our supply hoovered by Florida,' he added..."