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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
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

price is not right

price is right is a game show
life is not right
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a new hepatitis c drug cost $1000 a pill
$80000 for full treatment
cure rate 100%
if it can be afforded
it will cost medicare medicaid private insurances
a lot of money
now the private insurances can negotiate with
the companies making these drugs
on its price
medicare cant

my wife she takes a medication for a health issue
her specialist says she has to take the brand drug
as it works better than the generic one

now ive went along with this since
this specialist is a good match for her
ive kept silent
ok my tongue bleeds from biting it

even though as a practicing physician i always used
the generic brand
never had a problem controlling the drugs levels
ie they worked just as well as the brand

my wife she saw the specialist yesterday
i want the generic one she said
she had to listen to a lecture on how much the
brand worked better than the generic
she sounded like a representative from the drug company
my wife she said

she got the generic drug

it costs $94 a year whilst the brand cost about $400+ a year

now both of these cases explains problems with drug prices
here in the united states

the prices paid for drugs in other countries like canada and
europe are significantly lower

you would think that medicare would be able to negotiate
prices like the foreign countries and the drug plan companies
the influence of big pharma lobbyists on our congressman...
who work for us

so my wife she won her battle to lower her drug costs
medicare thats another deal

they(big pharma) wins we lose

the organicgreen doctor

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