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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
this blog will be about my journey with this disease
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Friday, June 5, 2015

alzheimers news-namenda new court ruling

this case makes me sick
similar drugs for indigestion blood pressure heart disease diabetes
depression anxiety sleep infection etc have suffered the same
attempted fate
it has cost us the patients billions of dollars over the years

now an appeals court has put a stop to a least one case
the supreme court gets involved

the appeals court upheld a lower court ruling that i wrote about

heres the story
get your barf bag ready
Image result for namenda ir
actavis owns forest
forest makes a drug called namenda ir
its taken twice a day for moderate to severe alzheimers
my younger brother took it
my older brother is on it now
ill probably be on it in the future when my time comes
no dont give it to me if its not generic
namenda ir costs about $350 a month

now nameda ir the twice a day pill is about to loose its exclusive
market and will be available for other companies to make a generic
when that happens the generic price may drop eventually by

Image result for namenda xr
so forest like other companies in this situation
develops namenda xr which is only taken once a day
the price will be about the same
they planned to stop the namenda ir twice a day
market the heck out of the namenda xr once a day to
doctors and patients
pretty much eliminating generic competition

Image result for namenda xr advertisement
watch tv youll see the ads already for namenda xr
i throw my shoe at the tv every time i see that ad

why this works
if they were allowed to do this
when a generic came out possible 80-90% of doctors and
patients would not want to change

the cost to patients is calculated to be $300 million more
private insurance $1.6 billion
medicare $6 billion

thats a lot of money
thats a lot of profit

the sad thing is that the drug companies have been doing it
for years to us
we let them get away with it
we being patients and doctors

its sad that they are sucking the money from the elderly
who dont really have another option as the disease progresses

i sure hope we win this one

the organicgreen doctor

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