Regarding Leon Reinstein's letter castigating Sen. Barbara Mikulski for leading the effort to defeat a Senate amendment making it easier to obtain drugs from Canada ("Mikulski wrong to oppose Canadian drug imports," Oct. 25), I would like to share a concrete experience I had.
From the United States, I bought an order of 90 Nexium pills that cost me $561. But from Canada I was able to buy 84 of the same pills for just $93. That's less than one-fifth the cost of the drugs in the U.S., or a more than 80 percent discount.
There is something drastically wrong with a government system that keeps this kind of price disparity in place. Shame on Senator Mikulski.
Bill Kahn, PikesvilleCopyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times