Texas just became the latest state to look north for lower drug prices.
As of the beginning of this month, the state’s Health and Human Services Commission gained authority to contract with Canadian wholesalers and suppliers to import prescription drugs from our northern neighbor.
The prices of brand-name prescription drugs are typically lower in Canada than in the United States. Proponents of drug importation intuitively argue that it will save U.S. patients money.
But the reality is more complex.