This is the iceberg. Don’t worry about the tip. We have watched it go by years ago……
There’s an interesting thing in the American health system. Mergers and outsourcing products have conspired with “universal” health care. In a truly American way, the only winners are the drug companies. I have found this by having an asthmatic cat.
My little girl is 15 years old. She has regiment of drugs that keep her from wheezing. They drugs are all human drugs. This means I can go to any pharmacy and supposedly they will be available as they are common. Well, interesting thing when insurance companies are involved. They can change the compensation they get from insurance companies. If you had thousands of drugs to sell it might be hard to pick a new price every month, but these are dedicated people!
It was just fine when her Flovent went from $125 to $190 by about ten dollars each refill. That was every other month. Now it took away my breath each time, I should have used some of it. But she has a prednisone prescription but that’s $15 every two months from the veterinarian. Now here’s the best part. At the human pharmacy, it’s double. The reason Obamacare. The increase in coverage had no provisions for price control. Meaning if you failed to enroll you were penalized by fees and drug costs. Because the powers that be, never think of the consequences of their laws.
But why am I here today? The pharmacy game is mergers among generic drugs. Large companies with brand names rake in billions in higher costs. They have based pricing on research money and time required to bring drugs to market. But generic drugs, well now these are cheap knock outs that are crazy profitable . There’s no fees to the developer as patient is expired. But that’s not good enough for giant profits. So they get bought out and the drugs are made overseas. The standards that the US government puts on formularies for drug manufactures is tops in the world. That means a common drug made for decades has been wait approval since November! The drug very common is not available because of this. One marker makes almost all of the drug. It took twenty calls, to every thing from chains to small stores. Finally, I found an online place. But it’s not all easy because I have a veterinarian in a different state who doesn’t like online places because some sell outdated drugs!
And the compounding online pharmacy is at least fresh stuff. Now that federal hiring freeze, nothing is getting done as far as approving anything being imported. It’s not looking good. I hope no one else is stuck in this place. But sooner or later, it’ll hit people hard. We have outsourced a bit to far.
Not that I would do this…. But in just in case, you didn’t see it here
“In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived.”
If they distract you with eliminating healthcare, what are they thinking? The energy sector is huge in the new administration’s cabinet. Guess why? Click below its easier
They can’t contain the GMO grass, it spreads like wildfire. You can’t kill it, so the USDA says “ok sell it”
Today, most like every day means something to somebody. If you are an anti-establishment get you civil disobedience on type person, carpe deim! If not check you local listing for an evening program of frustration at the system and its current state. This is possible a two party system between Anonymous and the Black Life Matters movements. Either way 37 cities will be “hosts” for a party.
We all know farmers have Crop protections that prevent the family farm from going belly up due to a bad year. But when the family farm became corporate factory farms, we need the subsidies even more. Dear God think of your 401k!