Can anybody here explain the pros and cons of shipping drugs from Canada into the US and selling them for a lower price than what we currently pay? And, why are drugs from Canada are so much cheaper than American drugs? Maybe, I'm naive, but I find it difficult to believe that politicians could be bought off so easily by lobbyists with regard to this issue. This is something that most voters can easily identify, and recognize how it affects their lives. There's gotta be a better reason than just money. There seems to be two reasons that are argued against it: safety, and how the profits drive R&D. I don't believe the safety issue. I just don't believe that drugs from Canada would somehow be less safe than ours. And, for R&D, I don't know enough to decide if its true or if big business is just being greedy. From a capitalist point of view, they have the right to charge what the market will bear. Yet, they don't want us to be capitalistic in return, where the gov. would use its bulk buying power for lower prices. That was specifically written into the new drug law to prevent.