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I really don't know. Do they have patent protection? Are they regulated? Different demand curve?

Patent protection: yes
Regulated: yes (socialized medicine)
Different demand curve: YES!!!!

Drug companies make a profit in Canada or they would not sell there...but the profit margin is much smaller than it is in the United States. I suspect that profit margin is too low to justify the level of R&D they require for their drug development. I'm *sure* it is not high enough to justify the amount of free pharmaceuticals they send to some of the developing nations.

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