The Organization for Economic Development reports that Americans pay more for prescription drugs than people in other wealthy countries. The average American spends $1,100, compared to $742 in Germany, $619 in Australia, $509 in Sweden, and $478 in Britain. These are exclusively insured payments. Drug pricing hurts older adults and others. Overpriced drugs can be disastrous for the 40 million Americans without health insurance.
Younger generations don’t need as many medicines as older adults. 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 daily, increasing the number of Americans on fixed incomes facing exorbitant prescription prices and insurance deductibles. Forcing many to choose between quality food or medication. Both shorten an individual’s lifespan.
The pharma industry claims subsidized programs exist for such folks, but it merely highlights the lunacy of the system. The mere fact that a discount program is even needed for individuals to receive the medication they NEED.
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