In a recent post, I mentioned the U.S. government imposing additional duties on Chinese products because of dumping; that is, selling us cheap products. In what has got to be the ultimate case of dumping, pharmacies at Publix Supermarkets in Florida are still giving away certain prescription drugs. Evidently, this has been going on for some time.
Quick, call the Commerce Department. Publix is obviously trying to put locally-owned pharmacies out of business. Then Publix will start charging to fill these prescriptions. Soon the price will be so high that the poor will suffer. The Commerce Department will then have to intervene with price controls to ensure that the poor can get cheap drugs. We can stop this cycle now if anti-dumping duties are simply imposed on Publix today.