Back in April, I wrote this piece outlining my philosophical objections to the idea of importing/reimporting prescriptions from Canada to cut down on the costs of prescription drugs. But like so many bad ideas, this one keeps coming back. It was last sighted/cited in the second Presidential debate, where Senator Kerry supported it and President Bush voiced concerns.
Jeff Harrell, of The Shape Of Days blog, caught this and expressed his confusion. As many bloggers do (myself no exception), instead of doing his own research, asked his readers to cure his ignorance. I immediately sent him the link to my above piece, then set back to collect my reward as “his new best friend.”
It turns out that there are much, MUCH bigger concerns about this proposal than a simple objection to socialism. A few of his commenters (truly wise people, not simple wise guys like me) have actually looked at the issue and come up with some serious problems with it. Go read it here.