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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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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

makes me sick

every time i read stories like im going to tell you
it makes me sick

there is something obscene
about what is happening
we since we vote in the politicians
we let it happen to us

i saw on facebook this morning an entry about someone
who went to the pharmacy to pick up tamiflu for the flu
was told it would be say $150 with your insurance
without insurance it would be say $350

if that was me
since i know that tamiflu only shortens the flu by at best
two days if you take it early enough
with the side effects that some people have
so they cant take it
i would say
no thank you
ill keep my money and use ibuprofen instead
the results in many cases will be the same
you get better

but why does it cost so much money for tamiflu

this one really chaps me
well the next two do

there is a drug called namenda thats added to aricept
as alzheimers progresses
the company that makes it made a new drug
well its not a new drug
they just fixed it so you
could take it once a day instead of twice a day

why did they wait so long to do this

they waited until the patent goes away next year
then did the once a day one so they could keep it
on patent a lot longer

namenda cost $350 a month
the new namenda xr price will be about the same
the other alzheimers drug aricept costs $450 a month
but the generic version which i take
donepezil costs only $14 a month
its presumed that when the generic version comes along
for namenda that the price will plummet like aricept did

the company said last year
we aint gonna make namenda anymore so yall going to have
to take namenda xr

the idea is to get folks on the namenda xr which will be on
patent for several years
maintaining the profits for the drug company

well the us courts
thankful someone sued them
said sorry you have to keep making namenda

i have instructed my wife she
if generic namenda is not available when i need it
do not
i repeat
do not put me on namenda xr

now thats bad enough right
profiting off the backs of the elderly
like those corrupt folks who cheat them out of their money

heres another thing big pharma is doing
if you have noticed recently when you go to buy your
generic drugs
why have the prices gone up so much

one of the reasons well two of them
first the brand company makes a deal with the generic company
to sell the generic drug at the higher price for a while
even two years can mean billions of dollars of profits
you and me etal
well not off me

now the brand companies are buying out the generic companies
jacking up the prices
making huge sickening disgusting unamerican repulsive
profits off our backs

we let this happen

the organicgreen doctor

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