I remember when I was a child my mother had terrible migraine headaches. They required her to rest in bed and lose a day or more out of her busy schedule. I was fortunate and have never had one. However, my daughter has had them since she was a teen. Research does show that they can be inherited. My daughter has been treated by a neurologist and does take meds. But this doesn’t result in being pain-free or completely eliminate the migraines.
So I was quite interested the other evening when the nightly news did a segment on a new med being tested. It sounded very good! It seemed this might actually prevent a migraine from occurring! Wonderful news! Except……..the price will be about $10,000 per year for the med! TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS! This is shameful.
And what really irritates me is why bother to even put this news out there? Can the regular, working person (trying to make ends meet as it is) truly afford something like this? Of course not! So why entice the general public? They did the same thing with a cancer med. Sure, President Jimmy Carter took it. And he seems to now be fine. But again, the price was astronomical!
As a retired RN, trust me, I witnessed my patients trying to make a decision whether to buy food or purchase their very pricey, but much-needed meds. And I think it’s sinful!
Pharmaceutical companies are making unreasonable amounts of money, while the general public either goes without to purchase their meds or goes bankrupt trying to pay for them.
Health care and meds are a basic necessity of life. As vitally important as food and shelter. And yet……not everyone can afford them to increase their value of life. No, it’s not right. It’s just not right. Yet another reason why I’m a liberal Democrat. And with Price as our Sec. of Health………be prepared!
See you here next time………..