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A KKB regular writes:

I saw this article today and thought you might be interested in it as I think shows the amoral ethics of the pharmaceutical industry, which may be of interest to readers of your From Your Sickbed series of posts. I have personal experience with the outrageous cost of seizure medications and cannot help but feel that this apparent greed of the industry contributes to the high costs of medications.

Because of the nature of my epilepsy my neurologist said my prescriptions had to be very precise and he would never allow me to get generic versions. This is especially hard for people who have to choose between buying meds or paying their utility bills and buying food.

There were times when I had no choice but to go without meds if my kids were to have water and lights. This only worsened the seizures. And now to find out pharmaceutical barons wine & dine doctors while passing the bill on to others? Something very wrong with this scenario.

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  • Anon76
    September 8
    3:36 pm

    Hey, but the stockholders of these corps deserve their profits, no? And the CEO’s? So what if it takes some major schmoozing and paying of some huge fines. It’s all covered…you pay for it every time you buy a prescription since the profit margin is high enough to support such things.

    Is it any wonder that our seniors were crossing over into Canada to get scripts at a decent price? Or even Mexico, for that matter?

    Man, stuff like this just chaps my hiney!

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