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(Researched and penned by Steve Fredman M.D.)

hello-world-2

(Researched and penned by Steve Fredman M.D.)

Drug prices are probably low on the list of the problems you’d like solved.  But it is an issue we really should deal with.  Over time most of us will be taking pills to lower our cholesterol or blood pressure, supplement our thyroid gland or help control a medical condition like arthritis, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, atrial fibrillation, cancer, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, HIV, hepatitis C or B, cirrhosis…  Some of us will have a friend or relative who needs one of the hundred thousand dollar a year medical innovations.   And “nearly one in five Americans between the ages of 19 and 64 – 35 million people – won’t fill their prescriptions because they don’t have enough money.”

Drug prices have drained assets and marginalized the lives of some and have an impact on the cost of our health insurance and medical care in general.  This blog is my attempt to understand where we went wrong and to propose solutions to our predicament.