Harvard Health Columns
Lowering Drug Costs after Canada Dries Up
The Canadian Minister of Health recently voiced his concern about the American impact on the Canadian prescription drug supply. It is very likely that the availability of less expensive Canadian drugs for Americans is coming to an end. The Canadian government's approach to prescription drug pricing is not like the American approach. The Canadian government negotiates price contracts with mostly U.S.-based pharmaceutical companies. As a result, Canadians pay considerably less than their U.S.