Commentary: How To Even Out Drug Prices

An end to controls abroad would spread the cost of developing new drugs and protect U.S. consumers

As the election season heats up, campaign buses of some congressional candidates are shuttling elderly constituents into Canada and Mexico. The reason: To show voters that they can purchase vastly cheaper prescription drugs across the border because of price controls. Breast-cancer patients on one recent trip to Quebec found they could buy a month's supply of tamoxifen citrate for U.S. $13. The regular price back in Vermont? $156.

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