We are barely keeping our heads above water and all we want to focus on is our bodies healing from the ailments that have plagued us both.
I experience a great deal of stress trying to make sure my medication is paid for every month.
If I could talk to a Pharma CEO today I’d tell them that it’s not fair that the dollars of hard working Americans are going to purchase their fourth and fifth homes.
My family is riddled with health conditions that are out of our control, and we would be helped immensely if we had legislators who cared about lowering drug prices.
I got a four percent raise in my Social Security, but that doesn’t help as Revlimid has gone up almost 25 percent since January 2017.
Electing Bob Hugin would be a mistake.
Those of us who understand what life is like under crushing drug costs must continue to speak out.
A patient speaks in Connecticut. Big Pharma helps itself to the spoils of a tax windfall. And one drug company CEO makes a strong play to be the next Martin Shkreli.
1. A cancer patient speaks
- In Connecticut, Greta Stifel told her lawmakers that her cancer medicines cost $22,000 a month. She’d like an explanation. — (NBC)
2. Profits over patients
- Drug corporations are not using tax windfalls to help patients. They’re using them to buy back stock. Which is very cool unless you’re sick, a taxpayer, or a person with a conscience. — (USA Today)
3. Ohio takes aim at PBMs
- PBMs operate in secret and the Buckeye State isn’t happy about it. — (Columbus Dispatch)
4. For cancer patients, less bang for their buck
- As cancer drug prices climb, the value is not keeping pace. — (Reuters)
5. Gouger Alert! Vertex CEO took home $78.5 million in 2017
- Jeffrey Leiden won’t give children dying abroad access to charity-funded, life-extending cystic fibrosis medicines, but he will happily take home a $78.5 million salary package. — (Axios)