Republicans, meanwhile, are embracing the price controls that foreign countries impose on prescription drugs. Texas recently enacted a law seeking approval from the Biden administration to import cheaper prescription drugs from Canada, my native land. Texas now joins Republican-led Florida and New Hampshire in pressing for a way to import price-controlled Canadian drugs. Democrat-led Colorado and New Mexico have passed similar legislation.
On its face, importing Canadian drugs is appealing. But drug importation would endanger the health of Americans now and in the future.