Alex's Outlook

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Yesterday the Senate voted 62-28 to allow the importation of cheap Canadian drugs, which amounts to price controls on the US drug industry. However, the HHS Secretary must vouch for the safety of those products, and when Congress passed a similar bill during the Clinton years Donna Shalala refused to vouch for Canadian imports. Considering how much cozier the GOP is with the pharmaceutical industry than the Democrats, we have every reason to think that Tommy Thompson will also keep the Canadian imports out.

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