Drug lords and your health, they are not who you think they are and their products are covered by your insurance.
When we think of drug lords, or drug wars, for that matter, we often think of the drug rings importing their drugs using drug mules and other methods to move their products.
We think of names like El Chapo who has killed thousands of people to maintain their cartels, but the truth is, right here at home, the local drug lords have names like GlaxoSmithKline, or Turing Pharmaceuticals and are large corporations.
We have been told we need some of these substances to survive, while their drug lobby has made sure seniors have paid the highest prices in the world for these products, whose prices continues to rise with impunity.
Worse, we are insured for these overpriced products so real market forces do not work on reducing their prices.
Imagine being on a drug that improves the quality of life, and then finding out another company who purchased the product now charges hundreds of times more for it than the first company who sold their rights?
The average American needs to be angry that we have allowed drug companies to manipulate us and then drain our bank accounts, with the support of their doctors. Something needs to change. It is one of the big reasons behind why we all pay more for insurance and have to pay more out of pocket with higher deductibles as well as pay a larger portion of our paycheck towards health insurance premiums that grow yearly.
Anthony, Rosner PHD, LLD, one of the most compelling researchers and critics of the world of healthcare has weighed in on this growing problem. Check his article out here
Drug Wars: Now It’s Personal
By Anthony Rosner, PhD, LLD [Hon.], LLC
When it comes to invading drug lords, the new kid on the block obviously is not a person of necessary benefit ““ more like a person of interest. But here, we’re not even talking about the kingpin of a cartel or even the hoodie on the street corner making sure a projected drug deal goes down.
No, this is a financial arrangement conceived and executed at the highest corporate level that has the potential to throttle the American health care system. Here is what prescription drugs are costing the American citizen:
For more than 100 widely used prescription drugs, retail prices spiked by almost 11 percent in 2013. According to a report from the AARP Public Policy Institute issued on Nov. 20, 2015, such costs, on a chronic basis, exceeded $53,000, surpassing the average U.S. household income of $52,250. It also was more than twice the median income of $23,500 for people on Medicare and more than three times higher than the average Social Security retirement benefit of $15,526 over the same time period.