This couldn't be happening to a nicer group of folks: An Los Angeles Times story about increased seizures of prescription drug parcels sent from Canada to U.S. seniors hides its most interesting aspect at the very end.
Yes, it looks like the Feds are trying to prop up enrollment in their preposterous Medicare drug scam by harassing those who could get cheaper drugs by importing them.
And yes, apparently Canadian shippers view replacing seized shipments for free as a necessary cost of keeping their U.S. market.
And yes, big U.S. drug companies want to suppress any competition to their overpriced products.
But most fascinatingly, globalization is working to blunt pharmaceutical companies' ability to get their way by using the U.S. government:
There may be a few benefits to individuals as the empire discovers it is simply another deadbeat debtor in a big world full of a lot of smarter, more realistic players.