It’s no secret that pharmaceutical drugs in this country are often very expensive.
The process to get to market is expensive. Trials are expensive. And when a big drug company gets their patent and finally is approved… with no competition…
It’s time to get their money back. And boy, do they.
So part of getting a handle on the cost of healthcare in this country always comes back to drug prices.
If you dig in a little, you’ll soon find out that the cost of the same drug to someone in another country (Canada is often pointed out) is often 2x, 3x even 10x or more what you or I might pay for it.
The same drug.
Which leads to this debate. Why can’t we just import the drugs from Canada and save some dough? After all… it’s the same darn pill.
People who are against this are mostly running interference for the drug companies, and protecting their profits (and their campaign contributions, most likely). And pretending it’s to protect you.
You’ll hear this isn’t safe. And the evidence they use is that there are a lot of bogus prescriptions being filled by fly-by-night Canadian and European pharmacies, selling knockoffs or counterfeits.
Like Medicare or Medicaid is going to buy from some shady, back alley, untraceable internet dealer.
What it comes down to is this. The government is a terrible negotiator.
They promise to drive costs down, but rarely do anything to make it happen.
And the fact that we’re even talking about sending drugs across the border, only to bring them back again… and this is actually cheaper…
Here’s an idea. Maybe we should debate whether these drugs are necessary in the first place?
Or why so many people are being pushed so many prescriptions.
Or why so many people are sick, and told they need drugs. Like you woke up with a Lipitor deficiency?
You want to bring the cost of prescriptions down?
Stop doing the things that lead Americans to be told we NEED them in the first place.
Maybe encourage people to eat healthier, exercise more, and get more sleep.
And start covering prevention instead of pills that pretend to be cures, but are often just putting you on a treadmill of side effects and empty pockets at the end of the month.
When are people in this country going to wise up?
It’s time people stopped worrying about how they can afford their prescriptions, and start questioning their doctors about whether they need them in the first place.
And start taking control of their own health and healing.
That’s self-reliance. And ultimately… that’s freedom.
Editor, Patriot Health Alliance