It’s time to make it legal for Americans to order prescription drugs from abroad

It's time to make it legal for Americans to buy medicines from pharmacies in other countries, since Congress seems unlikely to rein in drug prices at home.

Every day, countless people across America order prescription drugs from pharmacies in other countries as they hunt for something increasingly elusive — affordable medications.

But there’s a problem. Under most circumstances, importing medicines is illegal.

And it is time to scrap this prohibition, unless Congress finds another way to drive down drug costs.

Consider this: Sixty percent of Americans say lower drug costs should be a top priority, and a whopping 72 percent support the idea of importing medicines from Canada, according to a recent Kaiser Family Foundation poll

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