Via America’s Lawyer: Cheaper prescription drugs could soon be headed to the United States, thanks to a new rule from the Trump administration. Mike Papantonio explains more.

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And finally tonight, some good news. Cheaper prescription drugs could soon be headed to the United States, thanks to a new rule from the Trump administration. Yes, you heard it right, the Trump administration. The new plan that was unveiled last week would allow pharmacies, wholesalers, and distributors to import drugs from Canada. As long as those drugs went through similar testing processes, just like they do in the United States. Drug companies would also be allowed to import their own drugs to sell at a discounted rate, but the chances of the industry voluntarily reducing their own prices are virtually less than zero.

This move by the administration mirrors legislation that failed in Congress last year when a group of Republicans and Democrats, the Democrats were led by Cory Booker and most of them receive massive campaign donations in exchange for deciding to stall legislation that would have allowed the importation of drugs from Canada. The Trump administration understands that drug costs are a huge political issue right now, and if they can take the lead on lowering prices, they’re certainly gonna score a major political victory heading into next year’s general election. That’s something that the Democrats, again, don’t seem to understand.

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Mike Papantonio is an American attorney and television and radio talk show host. He is past president of The National Trial Lawyers, the most prestigious trial lawyer association in America; and is one of the few living attorneys inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. He hosts the international television show "America's Lawyer"; and co-hosts Ring of Fire Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio program, with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Sam Seder.