Monday, March 16, 2009

A Little Ditty I Missed

I'm checking out the always good Carpe Diem when I see this

"Canadians Pay 2x as much for Generic Drugs"

In 2007, Canadians paid more than twice as much as Americans paid for the same generic medicines. The evidence suggests that generic retail drug prices are higher in Canada than they are in the United States because of various provincial and federal policies in Canada that are not found in the US. In particular, there are 3 policies that are chiefly responsible for distorting retail price competition for generic drugs in Canada.

As some one used to say "What the hell?" Click on the link to see the chart and read the short description of the three issues.

Then I think how did I miss this study? Where was the news. Hmmmm

Nothing on CBC
Nothing on CTV

I'd label this a rant except I'm not talking about paying somebody $11 to count to 90. Not yet anyways. Who needs competition.

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