A medicine shortage? Duh, let in imports.

Obama’s latest executive order, out on Monday, decries the shortage of pharmaceutical drugs. His proposals, however, will do nothing to increase supply; rather, they push for more paperwork and counterproductive lawsuits. As I point out in my latest commentary with The Future of Freedom Foundation, “Eliminate Medicine Shortages with Imports,” he need only look at one of his campaign promises for an easy resolution.

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Fergus Hodgson

Director of fiscal policy studies at the John Locke Foundation, policy advisor with The Future of Freedom Foundation, and host of The Stateless Man radio show on the Overseas Radio Network. Although born in New Zealand, he now bases himself in the United States. You can follow him on twitter @FergHodgson (en español @Fergusito).

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