And why can’t we just figure out why they’re cheaper in other countries & do the same here, rather than import them?
The most common reason I’ve seen given for this phenomenon is that other countries impose price controls. OK, then why not just impose them here? If we don’t do that but allow importation, as a practical matter few people will buy the non-price-controlled version anyway, which will force the US price down to the controlled price anyway. So why not be more direct about it and not have things shipped from other countries?
And if it’s about FDA oversight, then again, either give them up here or don’t import.
In sum, I can’t think of a reason why we would want to import things from other countries that could just as well be made here under the same conditions and for the same price. But I’ve not seen this issue raised in discussions of the matter - it’s all price versus FDA oversight.
So I must be missing something. What is it?