Importing European Price Controls Will Hurt Patients

President Trump is set to visit Great Britain in June where he will meet with Prime Minister Theresa May and address the UK Parliament. Along with Brexit, bolstering NATO and continuing to fight extremism, President Trump should also put new pressure on our ally to take on a larger share of the cost of developing innovative medicines. 

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who represents America's largest population of senior citizens, is trying to find a way to lower prescription prices in his state. DeSantis has proposed allowing individuals to buy medicine from Canada and other foreign countries. For too long, we have been told that importing European and Canadian price controls is the key to lowering the out-of-pocket costs for Americans. Proponents say: adopt European socialism and the prescription cost problem is solved.

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