Importing Canadian Price Controls Is Not the Answer for Drug Prices

MINOT, N.D. — North Dakotans aren’t happy about drug prices, and I get it.

I’m living it. As I type these words I’m still recovering from the worst health crisis of my life and making many trips to the pharmacist.

Sen. Howard Anderson Jr., R-Turtle Lake, has introduced Senate Bill 2170. It would pin our state’s drug prices to the prices in four Canadian provinces.

Since prescription drugs are significantly cheaper in Canada, the effect would be much lower drug prices in North Dakota.

A win for North Dakotans who need medicine, you’d think, except it’s not.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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