Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
That is incorrect. It is CANADA that controls the price of drugs, not allowing them for sale unless Canada is allowed to set the price. This price is of course BELOW market costs. Were everyone to do what Canada does, drug design would suffer dramatically.
Depends on what you define as market cost.

Pharmaceutical companies seem quite willing to sell into the Canadian market. They are also very happy to partner with Canadian universities in research.

Canada also controls distribution costs - pharmacists here are required to sell drugs at cost, save and except a flat dispensing fee that is subject to market pressures.

If Pharmaceutical companies made the same profits worldwide that they make in the US, they wouldn't be just profitable, they would be insanely profitable.