This should be a no brainer, especially for free enterprise Republicans. Allowing patients to mail order drugs from Canada will provide downward price pressures on American drug stores, who in turn will demand lower wholesale prices from drug mfg to compete.
The argument that American drug prices are high in order to provide drug companies capital for drug R&D is specious. American tax payers already finance drug R&D through direct financing by the government and tax deductions for all R&D expenses: scientists’ and management’s salaries, materials, buildings and equipment. Americans are forced to pay twice for drug company’s R&D.