I got a prescription today. As I did before, I looked into Canadian drug prices. I found that the price from Canada for a generic is exactly (to within 1%) 1/2 of what I can get it in the states. My Rx insurance covers 1/2 of the bill so it’s a wash. I might as well go with a local, brand name product instead of a slow-to-ship, generic product.
I can’t help but think that some manipulation has happened here. I’ll guess that Canadian prices were forced up a little and American prices were forced down a little by some dealings. The machine is complicated, the FDA, Canadian drug authorities, rampant illegal drug shipments into the US through Canada, drug companies struggling to keep ahead of the game by any means… but it all works out (more or less) in the end. I don’t know, I guess I’m just happy that there are checks and balances and that no one of those organizations really has total control.
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