We’ve been talking about the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs and the devastating effect it has had on seniors, hospitals, and the chronically ill.
We’ve heard the story of Martin Shkreli -- the pharmaceutical CEO who, after raising the price of a 62-year-old drug from $18 per tablet to $750 per tablet, said he “would have raised the price higher” if he could do it over again.
We’ve heard the story from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, which reported that 540 drugs covered by Medicare Part D increased at least 25% in cost-per-tablet in a single year -- and five drugs in particular rose at least 100% in cost.
But there’s another story I want to hear: Yours.
FuckU, do you rely on prescription drugs? Do you have family members that rely on them? What would happen to you if the cost for your prescription rose 100%, 500%, or even 1,000% or more? Click here to submit your story.
Too many pharmaceutical executives have proven to be focused on one thing and one thing alone: money. Their success in the prescription drug market is based on profits, not patients.
But the “success” of prescription drugs should not be measured by profits -- it should be measured by lives improved and saved. Seniors, more than any other group, rely on prescription drugs for long periods of time. The chronically ill rely on medications to survive.
The people who need these medications the most are the ones most hurt by price gouging. Today, I want to hear those stories.
Click here and tell us how prescription price gouging would affect (or has affected) you.