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Why Canadian Drugs Are Cheaper

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Why Canadian Drugs Are Cheaper

Why Canadian Drugs Are Cheaper

Why Canadian Drugs Are Cheaper

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NPR's Julie Rovner examines the forces that make drugs cheaper in Canada. Federal and provincial price controls play a significant role. So do drug companies. They price drugs lower to reflect the somewhat lower average income of Canadians.

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