It’s enough to make you sick

Dear Editor:

The cost of prescription drugs is literally making people sick. For those of us who take multiple medications, it’s getting harder to keep up with cost increases. Even if you take generics, they still add up.

I take 10 medications. Some I take twice a day because I have a heart condition. I also have diabetes. I’m doing my best to stay ahead of the costs and keep my health in line, but I spend 10 percent of my income on my medications. At the end of each month, there isn’t anything left. There are many other people just like me who are struggling to afford their medications. The worry and the stress of it all is overwhelming.

The drug companies can do better. They charge Americans more for prescription drugs than any other country in the world. They care more about their bottom line than they do about helping people stay healthy. Let’s face it: the sicker we get, the more money they make.

We need our legislators to stand up for us. We need the pharmaceutical companies to stop overcharging us. It won’t happen unless we get involved. So I’m calling my legislators today. Are you?

Chuck Stanley


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